DEEP GIRL, you’re on some kind of bender. First your eponymous song, now this.
I am super disappointed that Non doesn’t do that big-ass scream live
Hot off of hosting DEVIL GUN’s debut (and like everybody else in the same waters), DEEP GIRL went ahead and figured they’d release an updated official video for “DEEP GIRL,” presumably to have a new canon (NOT KANON DAMMIT!) version that takes the actual membership into account.
— DEEP GIRL(12/4ワンマン) (@deepgirlrock) September 30, 2016
Admit it, you kind of wish you could be there for it
If you follow DEEP GIRL, you may be aware that Mashilo has been dealing with a run of tough physical issues lately; while getting over a bout of conjunctivitis, she also revealed that she has nodules on her vocal chords. This is unsurprisingly an issue for a person who sings, and now that issue is putting her on the shelf:
— ましろ♡DEEPGIRL声帯治療中 (@mashilo_) September 19, 2016
Almost lost in all of the hubbub yesterday was this very pleasant release:
If you’ll remember, the existence of this video was teased well over a month ago, and then I was very happy to give DEEP GIRL crap about releasing a live pro-shot of their “Misery Business” cover;
at least this is an original! ANOTHER GOSHDAMN COVER why. Showroom, you have so much money. Just buy a song ffs. Continue reading
It’s only been nine months since the last official release of something from DEEP GIRL; Showroom must have gotten tired of being pinged constantly to do something and figured that splicing together some live footage with …
So DEEP GIRL, who have been significantly more active lately than they had been in months, took part in a cruise performance event thing as part of the entertainment (Mugen Regina was there, too), and they’ve been issuing retweet challenges over the last couple of days — every time they hit another numerical milestone, they post another live clip.
For instance, when they hit 150 (IIRC), they did “Misery Business” (a staple); when they hit 180, they did “DEEP GIRL.” But when they hit 200 last night, they gave us:
— DEEP GIRL(12/4ワンマン) (@deepgirlrock) August 25, 2016
It was bound to happen! Yes, now a genuine homicidol unit other than Babymetal has been subjected to a reaction video, this time by YouTuber Ryan MacMillan:
The “i kill” reaction is surprisingly muted, though how he handles “DEEP GIRL” and the original lineup is worth the wait.
There’s not a ton to add here, but I thought it was interesting in light of the fact that they’ve actually shown a video for “STEREO” but haven’t released it, and they’re on something approaching a regular idol group’s schedule. That is, the group that was formed to promote a streaming video platform and got LOLed at a little at the beginning, then turned in what’s still a candidate for both song and video of the year, NOW it’s like they’re a real idol group. Go figure.
— DEEP GIRL(12/4ワンマン) (@deepgirlrock) August 9, 2016
Our friend @ramenshuriken pointed this out this morning:
— DEEP GIRL (@deepgirlrock) July 9, 2016
DEEP GIRL did “Misery Business!”* This was from their anniversary celebration:
— DEEP GIRL (@deepgirlrock) July 9, 2016
The potential for commentary on a song with that title being involved with idols notwithstanding
None of them quite has the solo voice to match up with the original, but they did pretty well in ensemble, and I’m particularly impressed with Riko. I’d love to know if that cover was management’s idea (and therefore possible as a B-side) or if notorious rock connoisseur Mashilo (or any member, honestly) was like “I please want to do this song.”
— 涼川ましろ♡DEEP GIRL (@mashilo_) July 6, 2016
In discussing this performance on Twitter, it came to light that perhaps Paramore’s breakout hit wasn’t well-known outside of North America, so I’ll just add that Hayley Williams is sort of like her generation’s Joan Jett, only a better singer and probably musician and with way more across-the-board mainstream success. This song was a big deal not quite 10 years ago, and while her band has pretty much completely turned over, Hayley herself is a pretty serious star.