It was with a heavy heart that I had to acknowledge, from a time of my not-quite demise, that AIBECK — somewhat-longstanding not-quite-doyens of the chika scene, gamely ambitious and well-supported — had a mass graduation and was now moving forward as a duo. It gave me a sad, especially at the thought that I wouldn’t be seeing my girl An’z around anymore, probably, and she was the first idol to ever tweet an English phrase back at me, which practically means that we were bound at the soul.
Nevertheless, idol never truly rests, and it was good and necessary that the resultant “new” duo version of the group would make good on a release in October. Maybe this is where we land today!
Is this the promised October single? Or am I mixing up what and how they mean “new” in this context? Anyway, effectively new group, song by them, it is October, voila.
As an added bonus, here’s the duo live:
『NEXTSTEP』NEW AIBECK ver.https://t.co/0c9LrZnvp3
— A͓̽I͓̽B͓̽E͓̽C͓̽K͓̽ o͎f͎f͎i͎c͎i͎a͎l͎ (@AIBECK_) October 7, 2019
Good luck, my idol friends. The brand you rep managed to carve out space to give you a soft first landing, and goodness knows that it usually doesn’t get easier from here.