Ariana Grande’s new single ‘Focus’ features popular Japanese doll series Licca-chan in the Japanese version!
Ariana Grande’s new single ‘Focus’ from her long awaited 3rd album ‘Dangerous Woman’, which is set to be released worldwide on Friday 20th May 2016, has a special surprise in store for the Japanese version!
The music video version to be released in Japan of ‘Focus’ is the result of a dream collaboration for Ariana Grande — accompanying her in her music video will be nationwide little star Licca-chan. Licca-chan (Licca Kayama) is a popular Japanese doll series, which has soaked in the same glory as Barbie has in the West.
The admiration that Ariana Grande held for Licca-chan became her motivation for this collaboration and for Licca-chan, having collaboration with an overseas artist is also a unique first-time.
On Licca-chan’s official Twitter, she wrote a comment about her appearance in the filming of the music video: “I made an appearance in our beloved Ariana Grande’s music video! I’m so happy! My heart was racing with excitement when I was filmed wearing adult clothing! ♪ Hehehe!♥”
In the music video, Licca-chan sits in a bedroom and similar to the much admired Ariana Grande in her official music video, the story of stepping out into the world and being noticed was still maintained. Switching between 3 different patterns of costumes during the filming, the “Ariana Licca-chan” image was released to the world along with the dance for ‘Focus’.