I’m going to go right ahead and say that using a proxy or whatever you need to do to watch the MV for the final song from Re:STUPiD is a good idea. Ready? Good? Okay.
Thanks the gods.
“But Maniac,” you say, “haven’t you been complaining left and right about how the music for the new album is fine, but that it just ain’t the BiS of old?” That’s correct! However, allow me to posit this to you: In a vacuum, while most of those other songs would have made you feel like they were perfectly okay but unexceptional pop rock ballads, this has very good feels, doesn’t it? And because you aren’t in a vacuum because you’d die if you were, that means that you have context, and that context most likely includes BiS because hi, and the fact that you are familiar with BiS means that you’re aware of “ODD FUTURE,” which is one of those sneaky songs of theirs because it doesn’t stand right out in your head at first, but then you listen to it and you’re like “holy shit, this is an amazing song, what’s the matter with me?” and suddenly you’re the reason why the group’s back catalog can cost a fortune to acquire.
The point is, this isn’t the song that I wanted to hear, but I’ll be damned if I don’t totally dig it anyway, and the video is right out of the WACK playbook of going right for your stupid (GET IT?!) heart strings. Pour Lui can in fact cry! Poor Go Zeela is probably the first member to drop out! Kika might actually be a person! And so on.
So, good. I’m also now convinced that I’ll review the album even though it’s completely unnecessary, but because I think “gives” supports the point that I want to make.