沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya) – リズム (Rhythm)

沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya)
沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya) released a new MV for “Rhythm”, a song full of new wave vibes which will be featured in her upcoming album NEO SAYA.
Put a girl on a rooftop and you’ll probably get nothing interesting. Put an electric girl from Okinawa on a rooftop and you’ll probably get the most awesome MV of the last few months. 沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya) keeps being one of the most enthralling artists in the alternative idol scene and you can clearly feel her fascinating aura in the music video for “リズム” (Rhythm).

The song feels very new wave-ish and nostalgic, as if it came from a time when the popularity of this dreamy synth pop sound was already declining in favor of new generations of pop and electronic music. The 80s vibe is really strong here, from the synth melodies to the bassline and the drums sounds; the song is almost ethereal, also thanks to Saya‘s filtered dreamlike vocals.

What’s more interesting it’s the video itself, shots in its entirety with no breaks and featuring Saya‘s hypnotic dance performance. It’s almost impossible to stop watching her interpreting this song in her natural habitat; and I’m not talking about a mere rooftop, but the musical world she turned it into, where this girl feel completely at ease and free to express herself. She is a very special and unique artist, and she proved it one more time with this video.


“リズム” will be included in Okinawa Electric Girl Saya‘s upcoming album NEO SAYA, which will be released on the 28th of April; get ready from some as awesome as unpredictable music from her. In the meantime, take advantage of the lockdown to fully enjoy this beautiful video as many times as you can.

raymay – rebel rebel

Raymay

The new single by raymay “rebel rebel” is a great song including various elements and weird stuff; exactly what we expect by an alternative idol unit.

The disbandment of uijin at the beginning of the year was a sad news, but luckily their sister group raymay is still there and they’re as awesome as them. And if you don’t believe me, just take a look at their latest video for “Rebel Rebel”.

No, it’s not a David Bowie cover and yes, it’s as good as anything released from this group. Maybe even better. The song includes nu metal heaviness, a very catchy and emotional chorus, a reggae-inspired interlude which suddenly turns into a metalcore breakdown with dubstep-like wobbling stuff, and ends up in a dancefloor with some powerful EDM/hip-hop mix. Do you need any more reasons to enjoy this track?

If the answer is yes, let’s spend a few about the video too: the four members work at a Tower Records shop, eat at a restaurant, do… stuff in some sort of weird and colorful arcade place and dance on a rooftop while ramen cups fall from the sky in the background. Yes, it’s that good. Just watch it right now.


raymay have been active since 2018 and they are doing great. After two mini-albums last year, this new single is another proof of the quality of this unit.

miscast – ミッドナイト・スルー・ザ・ナイト (Midnight Through The Night)

miscast
Electronicore-inspired idol group miscast released a new MV for “ミッドナイト・スルー・ザ・ナイト” (Midnight Through The Night), a fun song mixing EDM and metal elements.
Combining the danceable beats of EDM and the aggressiveness of metal has always been a pretty risky mash-up, but when done right it usually results in some fun stuff. miscast are an electronicore idol group and their latest MV for “ミッドナイト・スルー・ザ・ナイト” (Midnight Through The Night) shows how to mix these two apparently distant worlds.

Fun is totally the keyword here. The danceable 4/4 beat and the auto-tuned vocals make you feel like you’re listening to an EDM song, while the idol-ish synths and the infectious chorus bring pop-oriented elements; but there are also some rock guitars and that’s why you know that this is not your average electro-pop song. You start hearing some demonic vocals in the background, but you’re not that much surprised: you know that this is an electronicore idol unit.

And then it happens: a huge breakdown with some monster growling in the distance hits you with all its might. Again, you’re not surprised: actually, you love it. That’s what miscast is supposed to do, and they do it very well.

The MV also uses some interesting elements, like synthwave-inspired visuals and weird stuff from fake 80s TV shows. Ok, this one may throw you off a bit, but you’ll still enjoy it.


Since the idol scene started to expand its musical boundaries, we all knew that an electronicore unit was bound to happen someday. miscast filled that empty spot and since we’re talking about a group featuring former members of XTEEN and KING∞RAGE you know that some high quality stuff will come from them.

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