And speaking of having a lot of crap to bust out, here’s one that’s relatively new. It’s called “Muscle Cocktail”!
I see you guys hating on this, but check it:
This is definitely my favorite DLL song to date, and releasing it makes total sense in the wake of the Metal Hammer and Metal Injection mentions from over the past week; yeah, some of that could be what the biz calls “earned media,” given the long-standing association between Babymetal and Ladybaby and, therefore, Ladybeard, but I straight up said “payola” the other day and would stand by it, and not even as a criticism — how do you think Babymetal got to where they are,
especially including with the Hammer? It’s literally how the game is played. Hell, enormous Babymetal fan Jay-Z put out 4:44 and it’s pretty pedestrian (come at me), nowhere near as good as he used to be and honestly pretty boring lyrically, but did it get a ton of people onto Tidal? It sure did! Spend money to make money, folks.
But anyway, “Muscle Cocktail” has some nice metally moments and is frankly really throwbacky in a way that I find appealing, tackiness aside. Like, I feel the “THE GIMMICK HAS RUN ITS COURSE” complaint, I do, but what would you do if you had a gimmick that people continued to pay you money to perform? YOU’D KEEP DOING IT UNTIL THEY STOPPED! And, hey look, lots of HTML spilled over ol’ Beard. I feel like I want to get career advice from the guy.
Also, I dig on the actual wrestling in the beginning. Also also, it’s way better than the campiest video in the history of idol, which is a really difficult thing to accomplish at this point.
「筋肉感謝祭 JACKED THANKS GIVING」
— DEADLIFT LOLITA (@dll_japan) July 13, 2017