Well, today’s been a fairly heavy one (though I think I’m going to stay on the DEADLIFT LOLITA thing for a while yet), but some of the best and simultaneously most unsung work in idol is still happening, and now would be a great time to crank it up to 11 and rock out.
Man, I think DEMON TAPES must have heard me saying nice things about the ex PSYBOU KANOJO, because I felt like I’d been waiting almost forever for the best-named idols in the business to give us something fresh.
I think this lyric video for “SOTTO MO ZUTTO JI” qualifies.
I’ll confess to having been on the nervous side when it came to just how active a debut we’d get out of DAIDAIDAI; the world is littered with idols who announce a debut, release some stuff, have that debut … and then just kind of blend into the background without doing anything noteworthy.
Daidaidai, the rather exciting new digital idolcore project from DEMON TAPES, joined DEEP GIRL as a supporting act at the We Are DEEP GIRL tour stop in Osaka last week, and this lucky duck recorded the entire thing and shared it with us because life can, in fact, be good:
In a coincidence that Alanis Morissette would almost certainly misidentify, yesterday, I used DAIDAIDAI’s teaser video to sum up my personal feelings about the onrushing end of election season; today, it’s the video of their debut that, front to back, might encapsulate your experience.
I wanted this to be about three minutes longer, but I’ll take it!
All power to folks’ probably strong feelings about this particular election; it’s good that you care, at least. For me, today is the end of what has easily been the most frustrating, head-smacking, knuckle-popping year-plus in my life … and I used to do a lot of political work! Which is inherently all of those things and more!
In honor of this particular election cycle finally being about to end, I give you this live clip of DAIDAIDAI, snaked off of Instagram, the first look at what I hope is some nice, full video: