In the ongoing saga of Q’ulle’s Yuzuki having probably the most impressive overall up-stepping solo project in contemporary idol (YUZUKINGDOM!), the erstwhile dancer-turned-singer-turned-this continues her BLOOD STAIN CHILD collaboration with a new single that isn’t quite as throat-rippingly nasty as the first track, but isn’t exactly letting you off easy, either:
Somebody explain what “Roskill Lavender” means, please
So after that last little bit of Q’ulle, I was scrolling through their feed for an overview of what all they’ve been up to lately (besides owning so hard, that is), and my eyes caught something that’s what you would probably consider to be a little atypical for the elegant, fashion-line-owning dance idols:
It seems that our old friends in Q’ulle are taking good and generous advantage of their Avex association, too, and for good and cool and on-brand ends at that. My first response to seeing a little bit of buzz around the following was to get all excited about another new album or the like, but it’s actually for a collaboration with something (a show?) called DYNAMITE BOATRACE:
Now that is some quality-ass idorock
This being a Q’ulle release, of course nobody’s going to be satisfied with just that much. Continue reading →
Now that Q’ulle’s first major album is rapidly nearing its release date, of course it’s time for the arguable queens of idol rock to start promoting the thing like hell. And, yesterday, hell arrived:
Random outfit game: on point
I love it. Q’ulle’s always in a totally enjoyable weird place between idorock and outright rock songs (and, often, outright idol!), and this is such a great example. What a fun song. Wota will love the crap out of it.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Q’ulle release without multiple MVs and versions; this one’s completely different territory, even for them, though: Continue reading →
Ah, Q’ulle, you and your occasionally legitimate loudness are so beloved, yet simultaneously underappreciated except at those brief moments when it’s record-release-and/or-MV time … which I guess I’m proving all too well right now, actually. Sorry about that.
Yes, Q’ulle’s first major album release, following a pair of (very good) singles in the first year of their life on an Avex subsidiary. I’m already assuming that it’s going to be about half idol, half loudol and all very enjoyable to listen to. Continue reading →
These videos were making the rounds yesterday after the former Danceroids released them and people all kind of collectively went OOOOOOHHHHHHH; I was too busy being a dumb jerk at work to share then, but I’m ready now!
So if you’ve picked up Q’ulle’s newest single, “DRY AI”, which you should have done because Q’ulle’s worth your time and money, you know “PARTY ROCK!!!!” already; if you have not, this song may be a new one for you:
That’s at least as good as I expected it to be; Q’ulle’s always had this kind of unique ability to do idol rock (as opposed to idorock!) songs that come off as completely earnest and heartfelt without also being cheesy as hell*, and “DRY AI” here is no exception — while I may not quite be buying Yakko in that new stage outfit, I can buy her walking into the surf in an emotional haze, you know? Continue reading →
I’m like popping right now, you guys. I’m publishing at a more amenable hour than when writing because, come on, but literally at this very moment I’m all OMGOMGOMG because Q’ulle put out this teaser for the MV for their second single with Avex, “DRY AI” (come on), and I might be just the tiniest bit too excited for it. And I friggin’ missed the original announcements and only have Kayseur to blame for pointing it out.
Okay, so maybe I exaggerated the title a little bit, but you go ahead and tell me who in this world has their primary advocate (in this case, a record label) basically disappear and drop your contract, leaving you homeless and possibly aimless … and then come out ahead through the storm.
If you raised your hand, good for you! And/or if you guessed Q’ulle, good for you for being able to read context clues! I of course jest, seeing as how I rarely have any other way of being, but the important thing is, hey look, a Q’ulle interview! This is from Natalie.mu at the time of the release of “DON’T STOP.”
So how did Q’ulle feel about that whole business?
Maamu: Of course we had nothing but a feeling of unease. At any rate, we had our heads full of making (last) summer’s tour a success. But even with that target, I ended up breaking a bone in the middle of the tour and had to stop participating in it. I was able to come back for the tour finale, but while I wasn’t able to get on stage I would think, like, “What should I do?”.