Pikarin dropped a new video yesterday! It appears that she has contributed music to a TV show, a show that she is even in(?), and we can listen to it and look at it and wow, it’s been a little while since we had new things from Shiina, it feels like, maybe we should be really stoked and just dive right in without so much as half a care, willy-nilly sacrificing our brains to what’s sure to be a completely charming, inoffensive bit of music accompanying a straightforward PV!
Ladybaby is officially on hiatus, but Rie and Rei are still doing work together, in this case as hosts of this, uh, show with another weird adult man. Like, a lot of the stuff I watch is kind of weird because I can’t understand what’s being said and the context is missing, etc., but this is weird, period.
And to build on this morning’s post, originating from the same Facebook update from /Quelle_official and thank you for it and I’m sorry to not post until now but I had to go to work and now it’s lunchtime and I’m free for like a minute, here’s another (slightly more recent) edition of Future Standard featuring not just Q’ulle, but Screaming Sixties as well, plus the pretty-good-in-their-own-right Candy GO!GO!
“But why would I watch a Japanese show that isn’t subtitled?” you ask. To which I reply, “Because it’s cool anyway.”
As pointed out before, glamorous rock idols Q’ulle sort of shot out of the gate (and had the resources of a bigger agency behind them, still), and they got to have their anniversary performance at one of those real-deal fancy venues with amenities and like 1,000 people there and stuff.
I do kid a bit. Q’ulle are cool and fun, and they do a good job of bridging the gap between where idol is expanding and where most idol fans still are.
The Japanese show Future Standard caught up with them backstage and around the preparations for (and ultimate performance of) their anniversary show. Q’ulle is the beginning of the video, but you can stick around for some rock bands, too.