While I’m not even going to comment on the latest BiS-related kerfuffle, I was pretty eagerly waiting for when they were going to do something more album-related than this ridiculous marathon business, and they delivered today.
Mixed bag of stuff!
Ska-core! How tremendously fitting in the context of what else is scheduled for today!
“Never Starting Song” is pretty seriously the tastier of the two; “Romeo’s Heart” is a perfectly acceptable J-ballad, but it doesn’t feel very much like a BiS song (even the “ODD FUTURE” realm), though it’s all full of old-school pop moves that your nostalgia might enjoy.
Re:STUPiD is less than a month away, and we now have have five tracks from it. Like, literally have — just grab the download links from here; OTOTOY’s slow as hell this morning and I got tired of waiting.
— BiS−新生アイドル研究会-オフィシャル (@BiSidol) January 25, 2017
Right now, the album’s kind of all over the place. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as it’s intentionally all over the place and not just “we didn’t know what we were doing.” There’s a little bit of edge and a little bit of balladry and some fun in the compositions, yeah, but I’ll confess that I was waiting for an angrier venture overall — and we might get there! I just shudder at the thought of Pour Lui losing some of her edge now that she’s over the age of 25.