I really like a cool collaboration, and producer KERENMI has delivered with new single Grownup. The observe brings collectively Avu-chan from Queen Bee (the good J-pop artist of the second, btw) and BE:FIRST’s youngest member — and self-professed fan — Ryuhei. I don’t know a lot about BE:FIRST past their music, however Ryuhei has already proven eclectic style that makes me very enthusiastic about his future as an artist.
Grownup pairs these two vocalists, although Avu-chan’s distinctive phrasing and depth undoubtedly steers the ship. Pinballing between sparse (however impassioned) verses and an explosive refrain, the observe wears its pathos on its sleeve. It has a unclean, grungy sound that solely grows extra feral as we enter the sonic maelstrom of its bridge. Grownup will not be for the faint of coronary heart, however its rough-around-the-edges manufacturing and cathartic efficiency go away an influence that reverberates lengthy after the track has completed.
Greater than something, I wish to give Grownup some consideration as a result of it’s only one piece of a compelling new vanguard of expertise rising in Japan proper now. The track could also be a little bit of an acquired style for some listeners, however I tremendously admire its perspective and collaboration of artists you wouldn’t robotically suppose to pair collectively. The video is nice, too!