I was very worried when, in early 2018, You’ll Melt More! announced a best-of album. For an idol group that had been going as long as they had, this is often a way to wrap up their career. Maybe to counter that impression, they released an EP of new material on the same day: the HIPPY MONDAYS EP. Naturally, they made an MV for every song on it and first up is Okoranai de (Don’t Get Mad).
In a variety of scenarios, one of the members is a demon inducing stress by causing a familiar, annoying situation – I know I find it absolutely infuriating when someone cuts in front of me in line or threatens me with a chainsaw. Another member is an angel who attempts to calm things down using the somewhat novel de-escalation technique of shaking maracas at the aggrieved victims. This is all a reflection of the title and the lyrics, which are all about not losing your temper and taking a deep breath instead of lashing out. And it all works out in the end as everyone is happily shaking maracas and scratching on turntables.
I’m “spoiler” obviously.