You know, it’s funny in a way that yesterday boasted significant news from arguably the two most important things in idol to me, and the one that I was most likely to have pre-written off completely won my heart back over while the other — the one that I cling to like the last hope in a disaster — got completely washed out in the excitement. I’m talking about BiSH, obviously, and Babymetal, but in reverse order: If not for catching the download tweets out of the corner of my eye, I’d have had no idea that anything was going on, and if D hadn’t brought up this MV, I’d have completely missed it. And why? Because I was too busy playing the (second half of the) new Babymetal album on repeat and getting those good feelings all over again.
If you know me, and you know BiSH, and you’ve paid any attention to anything I’ve written about them in the past, oh, couple of years, you may be predicting where this is going, but I’ll go ahead and give the lede a little swerve here and say: I like this, I really do, and though the single isn’t out-out until November, it’s going to be a good release.
Here are the heartfelt, handwritten lyrics!
— モモコグミカンパニー (@GUMi_BiSH) October 10, 2019
You can go get it the newfangled way:
アイナ作曲モモコ作詞の新曲「リズム」Apple Music / iTunes限定先行配信開始！
— BiSHオフィシャル (@BiSHidol) October 10, 2019
People are obviously going to be split on this one, and fine, cool, good. For me, while I could take the name of the artists off of it and enjoy it just as a heartfelt ballad kind of thing, it does raise all of those conflicted feelings that I have about BiSH going back to “Promise the Star”. Like, this is really beautiful. Feels abound! But also I miss the BiSH that rampaged through the streets breaking things and frolicked through coming of age and revolted against both a tyrannical drill instructor and their own creepy-ass father. That BiSH still exists, as is made painfully aware on all releases, but it is shunted aside especially on these singles for the sake of mainstream appeal. This gives me sads!
And now I have written the same post at least twice; stop making me do that, BiSH
But still, looking forward to this being all the way released.