I had this whole other thing primed for the pre-release of the Loneliness and Counterattack EP (specifically about this teaser video), but forget it, the real deal is here:
— ゆるめるモ！@3/26O-EAST発売中 (@ylmlm_staff) March 12, 2017
The very first thing I thought was that we’re seven months early for Halloween stuff!
This is the weird instance where I run the title through a translator and get a few different (but similar) answers and get what they’re communicating, but don’t feel comfortable trying to turn that into a title, so “Furuete Yomigaere,” that’s what you’re getting. It’s got a lot going on! The video’s also mildly terrifying on first glance until things settle down. And I definitely didn’t understand what all was going on with the song until it started to come together toward the end — similarly and also completely dissimilarly to Hauptharmonie’s drop yesterday, there’s a ton of ambition in the inspiration, and the song winds up covering a ton of thematic ground on its way to a resolution.
Which kind of makes sense! It’s what you can do when you’ve spent years building “trust me, it’ll be fine” goodwill with your fans and wider audiences, and your various big swings rarely fail to knock the absolute hell out of the ball.
Loneliness and Counterattack is out on Wednesday. Hold on to your butts.