CHIKA RADAR #19: lonely planet

CHIKA RADAR #19: lonely planet

lonely planet just released their first MV; let’s get to know this electro-pop idol unit dedicated to lonely girls in the city.

I’ve been keeping an eye on lonely planet for a while and finally, a few days ago, we got to see their first MV; let’s get to know this new group through this video.

Before that, a couple of words about the group. As you will see, there are four members: Asuna, Umi, Yu-ma and Rinka. Apparently, the group’s theme is lonely girls in the city, which is more interesting than it looks. The idea of loneliness may sound strange in a world where everyone is connected to everyone both virtually and physically; despite this, there are still a lot of people feeling lonely. Saying it out loud actually sound quite obvious, but I think that loneliness is often an underestimated feeling. But enough with the sad words, let’s talk about the song.

Right off the bat, you can feel the EDM influences in “WAS LIE” through the glitched synth melodies and the bouncy rhythm. As it often happens in the idol world, the catchy vocal lines give a more pop-ish feel to the song, especially during the chorus and in the slower parts, but the electronic-oriented sounds are always there to enrich the music. Overall, this nice combination of vocals and sounds makes this a well-made electro-pop tune, even more so since it’s from a new group.

Despite a slightly dark and mysterious pad synth in some parts of the music, the pink-purple visuals give more girlish and cheerful vibes; these, together with colorful effects and a candyland-like aesthetics, make the video a real eye catcher.


This is just the beginning for lonely planet, but it’s surely a good starting point. We’ll see how the group will evolve in the evergrowing idol scene.

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