I've been thinking this for quite some time, actually right after I found out about them. They're all adorable, the girls are fun, the music is some of the best idol stuff out there right now, they do amazing performances. There are so many reasons right now why I'd actually consider MomoClo to be my favorite idol group right now.
However, my suspicions have been, if not confirmed then validated when I heard the news that it's recently been announced that MomoClo is signing with King Records. If you aren't familiar with the name, King Records is the label that, get this, AKB48, THE biggest idol group in Japan since Morning Musume's peak, is signed to. Holy crap.
(on a slight tangent, to announce this and formally sign with King Records, the girls all wore wedding dresses. This was apparently to show that signing with King is "getting married to the label". Strange logic, but hey, there are cute pictures of all the girls all dolled up in wedding dresses. It's too cute to complain about.)
Ayaka sez: "We're going to outsell all you bitches."
Now, the fact that Momoiro Clover is signed to a successful label isn't going to change everything. Every label has their own hits and misses. Avex, for example, is a very successful music label, but their most recent attempt at the idol world, Tokyo Girls' Style, has terrible sales and their sales keep dropping. (Note: I am not dissing TGS in any way shape or form; their sales have just been sucky).
However, Momoiro Clover has a very firm backing in the idol business. They've been around for over two years now (they recently did a two year anniversary live) and have released two indies singles and one major single that are pretty successful. In fact, Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo, their major debut single, got #3 on the Oricon weekly charts, something that even AKB didn't do with their early major label singles. This may be comparing different things because now the Japanese music industry is LOVING female idol groups (which, as a fan, makes me VERY happy), but the fact that they're doing better than Avex's attempt to capitalize on the current idol boom in Japan shows that there's something about MomoClo that appeals to a wide variety of people (including me <3)
While most people might go "ooh, new label, pretty pictures", I think this is rather significant. It means that MomoClo is growing in popularity and significance, and I think they actually might have a shot at becoming a much more prominent idol group.
Yes yes, we are the Momoiro Clover....
Also, MomoClo is FINALLY releasing another single! They're releasing "Pinky Jones" ( a theme for an anime) with two c/w songs including Coco*Natsu which is, I believe, being released as a digital single, as well. The PV preview for Coco*Natsu has been released, and I REALLY like this song/PV. The PV is cute and youthful and fun, and the song is REALLY catchy. I've caught myself humming "cococococococo" around the house.
But with that, I'll wrap this post up simply by saying that I have really high hopes for the future of Momoiro Clover, and I'm sure I won't be disappointed!! MomoClo has the Happy Disco seal of approval. <3