On the 19th Aug, Nogizaka46 appeared at the HTC Conference Tokyo 2014 as ambassadors for the new smartphones HTC J Butterfly (HTL23).
They performed 10th single “Nandome no Aozora Ka?” for the first time. The song,dubbed a “legendary song” by producer Akimoto Yasushi,is also the CM song for HTC’s upcoming advertisments.
Member Ikuta Erika, who was chosen as the center for this single as soon as she returned from a hiatus, described the song as “liberating” and “rejuvenating”. “I think there are many times when we become tired from working hard. You can receive power by listening to this song.”
When asked if their new song lives up to it’s reputation as the legendary hit, the members replied, “Yes, we think it is. We think it’s okay to raise the bar a little? (laughs)”
A teaser of the CMs filmed in Czech Republic
Fancam of the performance