I’m going to go ahead and say that one of my favorite newer idol projects is definitely Vivid Chicken, in case you couldn’t tell. And, friends, I’m going to go ahead and also say that my mind was far from idol yesterday until auhby (bless you) tweeted to make sure that I’d seen this one:
It ain’t new, but it’s new to me, and thank heavens for it.
Not everybody has their favorite big-time idol, but I think that just about everybody can agree that the idol underground is replete with little pleasures. Some of us like the underground as a repository of the genuinely unique and weird; some of us like it for how earnest it can be. Maybe your tastes are more in the direction of that that’s-the-point-of-idol thing, seeing young people grow as performers as a group finds its legs.
I’m not using the names Guso Drop and NECRONOMIDOL lightly here when I say that I get a very similar vibe to this first MV from Vivid Chicken. Style? Absolutely not. Image? Nope. But attitude? There’s a lot of that there. The feeling of maybe wanting some slicker production to go with an okay song? Definitely.
I wonder sometimes (like on days like yesterday!) where and what this whole Homicidols.com thing is ultimately going to be, where it’ll go. There’s a Catch-22 when it comes to idols: regardless of whether you get into a unit from the jump or at a later point in its growth, you nonetheless hope out loud for its success, even if just for the sake of the members; after a while, though, if they get too big, you run the risk of losing what made them most interesting in the first place. It kind of runs you out of energy, seeing something that you supported succeed, but maybe at the expense of your enjoyment.
But then these little moments, they make it worthwhile. And I wonder if, if this thing’s still kicking in three or four years, where projects like Vivid Chicken and some of the other newbies might wind up landing, and what the fan-value of these made-on-a-shoestring MVs will be.
Here’s some live:
— 【公式】ビビっとちきん (@vividchicken) April 8, 2018