And speaking of videos that came out yesterday and I temporarily had to shelve in the interests of time, Pikarin joined Guso Drop in making good on a teaser video for her most recent release:
Man, I think we got played!
Or, more specifically, Shiina had previously suggested that this release would be more in line with her previous work; that is to say, more denpa-y and poppy. Which, fine idea, that stuff’s selling how hotcakes anymore, but she’d just spent a good little while building up her demonic persona, so how would that really play?
As it turns out: As what’s probably my favorite thing she’s ever done. Yeah, there’s plenty of denpa in there, but that’s generally a good thing in my book, all manic energy and beats that can’t be pinned down, with brutal little breaks and … okay, I could probably do without the harsh vocals in this case (took me in a very TIFKAL direction, to stick with a theme, it did), but the overall piece is plenty solid, like if you gave creative control over a Dempagumi.inc song to syva.
So if the future of Pikarin is more of a blend of her Avex and post-Avex selves, and this a taste of that, then we’re going to be pretty okay, I think.