我儘ラキア (Wagamama Rakia) – Rain

我儘ラキア (Wagamama Rakia)

我儘ラキア (Wagamama Rakia) are back with their new MV for “Rain”: a very enjoyable song, powerful yet catchy and with many different elements working together.

Although 我儘ラキア (Wagamama Rakia) have been around for a while, you won’t find many MVs on their channel: they weren’t that many to begin with, and some have also been unlisted (…but guess what? You can still find them with a bit of magic, just give it a try!). That’s a good reason to celebrate when they release a new one, and that’s what they just did.

Ranging from metal-inspired harshness to complex and refined piano melodies, “Rain” finally shows MIRI (formerly in Rhymeberry) in a MV of this unit; while we still miss her previous group, her rap is always on point and works perfectly in Wagamama Rakia‘s music as well.

The song is enriched by many different elements, with a very catchy chorus clashing with powerful riffs, even managing to leave some room for an electronic and dancey break. The piano parts here and there, the edited vocals and ever-evolving yet coherent structure make this track a very pleasant listen.


While sometimes I see people sharing their music, I always have the feeling that Wagamama Rakia are a bit underrated outside Japan. Hopefully they’ll gain the fame they deserve after releasing their first album StartingOver last year; for now, let’s enjoy this new MV. Also, did you know that Minami and MIRI are together in Flashkill too? Check their first EP The Light too.

韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん (Dopechan) – メランコリー・ヒューマノイド (Melancholy Humanoid)

Dopechan
The new MV by 韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん / Dopechan proves that they are a perfectly capable hip-hop idol unit; their first mini-album Doping! will be out on January.
If you have been following us, you should already know about 韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん / Dopechan, thanks to their nerd rap videos. Right before the release of their debut EP coming out in January, they published their second MV for “メランコリー・ヒューマノイド” (Melancholy Humanoid).

Faithful to its name, the song is a bit more melancholic compared to the more EDM-ish “Remains”. Making use of gloomy melodies and slow beats, the backing track supports the three girls’ rap while they rhyme their way through the song exhibiting their different timbres and nice flow.

The video looks quite simple, mainly showing the members in a dark and smoky room with some weird hand puppets probably representing the melancholic humanoids. The final part features abstract and colorful light effects similar to the imagery Dopechan have been using on their social media pages.


As if the nerd rap videos and the previous MV weren’t enough, Dopechan proved once again that they know their stuff and are perfectly ready to debut with their mini-album. Doping! will be out on the 22nd of January and we can’t wait to listen to it.

XTEEN – The New Black

XTEEN
Friday the 13th is the perfect day to release a horror punk video; XTEEN didn’t miss the chance and published their new MV for “The New Black”.
Once upon a time, talking about horror punk meant thinking of bad looking guys wearing black stuff, zombie make-up and weird hairstyles. I don’t really know when the genre turned into some cute goth angels singing in a regal and Renaissance-inspired location, but… nope, I’m not going to complain. So here we go with XTEEN‘s latest MV.

Don’t get fooled by the noir-jazzy intro, the song soon takes out their well-known energy and it could not be otherwise, since Saki from Mary’s Blood plays the guitar here, also adding some nice solos. That said, this is the usual XTEEN at their best, with fast punk ryhthms, backing vocals and an underlying horror feeling; you’re gonna enjoying it quite a bit.


“The New Black” is taken from XTEEN‘s latest single released around last Halloween, which also features a song awesomely titled — you’d never guess it — “Thank God It’s Friday The 13th”. You can listen to “The New Black” on Spotify.

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