Utada Hikaru and Shiina Ringo Ecscape in Intergalactic ‘2 Hour Vacation’ Video
When life gets tough, there's really one thing you can do: put on your best dress, head on over to John F. Kennedy Space Center with your Good Judy and blast off into the heavens for a brief intergalactic escape.
Following the release of heartbreak-on-the-dance-floor anthem "Michi," the Deep River J-Pop legend returns today (September 16) with a fellow icon in tow, Shiina Ringo, for a "Nijikan Dake No Vacance" — or "2 Hour Vacation."
Together, the two take time out from the world (exactly 2 hours, to be exact) to go galavanting across the galaxy. It looks like a pretty fun private adventure, too — from Star Wars-esque sand dune sailing to contemplative star-gazing inside the space vessel. It's especially touching to watch Shiina holding (and/or comforting?) Utada towards the end of the MV. After all, we already know much of this album came from grief.
"Working hard morning/afternoon/evening, it’ll be our escape / Since we thought of it, it’s our lucky day / I’ll be right there," they sing. (English translation via UBlog.)
It's a great duet, and the video is cute for a 2 hour (well, five minute) vacation. And to see Hikki laughing and smiling again? Now, that's worth the price of a roundtrip flight to Saturn.
Watch the full video at AramaJapan.
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