All right, let’s get the first couple of these suckers out of the way. I pre-warn you — I’m not even going to pretend to be contributing meaningful thoughts to any of these posts, just quick observations; the important thing is the music.
So, IVOLVE! It’s been a while, and probably for a good reason, as they were also hewing closer to normal idol fare even in their more interesting options, but they’re part of idol’s enduring it’s-actually-like-half-a-degree-of-separation legacy, and I have a legit soft spot for them. There are two new tracks from them in my Soundcloud feed, and this first one had me thinking Weekender —
— but, I bs you not, this is one of the more interesting songs I’ve heard in a hot minute, like to the point that I actually switched back to the browser tab and “watched” it unfold and nodded approvingly several times:
And then I said, hey, let’s give IVOLVE the relative honor of a whole post!
Now FWIW, I haven’t seen any indication that these songs exist for a particularly good reason other than to exist, and that’s fine. Here, have a live clip!
— IVOLVE(イヴォルブ) (@IVOLVE_4) August 18, 2019
This has been the first Catching Up post!