I have this terrible sinking feeling that there’s a full-on MV for this happening at any minute and I’m going to have some egg on my face, but that’s fine, I needed to have posted this a few days ago anyway.
SPARK SPEAKER! The hard-charging at times surprisingly melodic unit that you either love or don’t yet know that you love is … well, that whole “a few days ago” thing, they actually released their second full album today, and they published this lyric video to get you hype, and they just so happen to be rolling out some adjustments to their sound. Plus or minus, you decide:
— SPARK SPEAKER (@SPARK_SPEAKER) October 3, 2018
My first impression was that somebody had done a rewrite of “END OF THE DAY” by Tsubasa Fly, only for this thing to go full Slipknot for a second. The next thing was to bemusedly question how this would play at SPARK SPEAKER’s signature street lives. Then I started to muse about how Tsubafula had done that whole daily street performance thing in the run-up to their final album and how that felt like a weird bit of serendipity and put on KYO-MEI to clear my head, which then led to further confusion as the one thing did not sound quite so much like the other.
And then I decided that it was a good thing, and oh hey also that’s kind of a great title for the track, isn’t it? It’s a good thing for idols to do. Grow. Change. Evolve. Try new stuff. Push boundaries. Big ridiculous gambits can be an effective way of going from notable scene darling to a bigger version of the same.