Ask and Ye Shall Receive: Welcome to Jeanne Maria

What has more members than even Candy GO!GO! and performs gothy idol rock songs despite being a genuine kawaii unit with a French name and definitely deserves your attention?

If you answered Jeanne Maria, you win! If you didn’t, that’s okay, because what frame of reference did you really have?

New friend laz had promoted them in the comments here, and I agree — I had them slated for a little while down the line, but with their new video and this kind of gothic theme going on around here anymore, it’s time to get acquainted.

This is their most recent release, literally: The video dropped just last week.

That’s a neat little song. It’s not the heaviest or darkest thing in the world, but the gods sometimes like when we opt more for macabre and spooky than brutal and terrifying. To whit:

Of course, given their bent as a group, they’ve covered a certain X-Japan song that fans of that epic band will definitely know immediately and Babymetal fans will no doubt recognize:

There’s a lot of good stuff on their YouTube channel, too. It’s a pretty calm season in the idolverse right now (though there is more exciting stuff to come, I promise), which means that it’s as good a time as any to explore a bit.