CHIKA RADAR #16: SOMOSOMO

CHIKA RADAR #16: SOMOSOMO
SOMOSOMO have released their first three live MVs; this young unit makes a very enjoyable and colorful brand of idol pop-rock music.
After their debut last summer and their first one man live FIRST IMPACT at the beginning of the year, pop-rock idols SOMOSOMO released not one, not two but three live MVs. The group has six colorful members and judging from these videos looks quite fun, so let’s check them out.

Let’s start with “タマシイリリシズム” (Tamashii Lyricism), an upbeat tune with some piano and synth notes here and there making it a bit more emotional. The catchy and hope-filled chorus is probably the best part of the song, but overall it’s really enjoyable thanks to the almost constant and never too slow rhythm which keeps the nice feelings alive.


Next in line we have “無課金ヘイト” (Mu Kakin Hate), a more intense and rock-ish track. The vocals are slightly more aggressive and the guitar parts are a little harsher as well, but everything still dwells in the cute and pop-ish realm. While generally more energic, the piano break introducing the final chorus reminds us of their emotional side.


And here’s the last one, “ヒーロー” (Hero). Merging once again catchy vocals and rock guitars, this song experiments a bit with the bass, adding some more refined passages before getting back with some aggressive riffs.


Despite being cute and very pop-oriented, SOMOSOMO may be an interesting unit for people who enjoy just a bit of harshness in their idols: both their music and their live shows seem very enjoyable, and they look like they are enjoying it too.