Kero Kero Bonito is a glitter cannon to the heart, a highly caffeinated mix of '90s house-pop, '80s synth-pop and J-pop, with English and Japanese singing and rapping from Sarah Midori Perry. With its video for "Trampoline," the U.K. trio is here to make the world a little less drab.
Director Theo Davies acknowledges that while Kero Kero Bonito's M.O. is joy, there is always a tinge of melancholy leading to the Technicolor hook and message. Perry, plus producers Gus Lobban (a.k.a. Kane West) and Jamie Bulled, start off in a grey world until they discover an interdimensional trampoline that takes them to an alternate, confetti-spewed universe. "Even if you're falling, OK," Perry sings. "There's a trampoline waiting for you / You just have to believe."
Bonito Generation is out now.