Watch Dream-Pop Act Sapphire Slows Perform “Allegoria” in Tokyo
Japanese dream pop artist Sapphire Slows (real name Kinuko Hiramatsu) is quickly becoming the face of the increasingly westernized bedroom pop scene in Tokyo. Her album Allegoria was surprisingly one of my favorite albums of 2013, and her trademark sound of silky vocals and icy electro puts her in the same vein as similar artists like Peaking Lights and Blue Hawaii. This performance video of track “Allegoria,” jointly produced by Dazed Digital and All Saints, is a part of Dazed’s “New Music Cities” series that showcases upcoming artists in cities around the globe. You can see the documentary in its entirety on All Saint’s website. The full video includes other Toky0-based artists like Emufucka and Nisennenmondai.