It’s been too long since there was much of anything to do with good ol’ MAPLEZ — sometimes the loudest idols out of Hiroshima not named Nakamoto — but the occasion of their eighth(!) single gives us that chance. And good, because I was frankly tired of doing festival roundups and just kind of tossing MAPLEZ in there, because they are cool and good and worthy of more than passing mentions.
I noticed something recently: I used to really dig getting into debuts, but then got away from it because I have the attention span of a flea it’s more interesting to wait until music happens (this being a music website, after all, moreso than an idol one). And I’d be right on board with that approach here, too, but please indulge me just this one little bit because this is going to be a pretty awesome debut.
Jeez Louise, you guys, you’re supposed to tell me when Hiroshima’s own loudols (I love that word) release something new. This is their seventh(!) single, due for release on Tuesday.
Honestly, I’d love to know who wrote this, because it sounds so much like a heavied-up version of a down-catalog Sakura Gakuin song that I’m surprised that it isn’t a down-catalog Sakura Gakuin song. Continue reading →