I’ve praised the rapidly-rising idol unit CY8ER time and time again in the past, and before we get too into things, here’s a quick spoiler for this piece: I’m about to do it again. Released Tuesday, the unit made true to their recent crowdfunding campaign that saw them raise almost 5 million yen over a 30-day period from some 492 diehard fans and dropped ‘Kakushe-mu’. Released through the ICIGOSTYLE Official YouTube channel, the Yunomi-produced Ichigo Rinahamu-written track has already amassed almost 10,000 plays.
Never failing to outshine themselves, their latest music video for ‘Kakushe-mu’ is a quirky blend of the groups high-paced visual and musical brilliance. Following hot on the heel of their debut music video ‘te to te’, we see yet another prime example of just what the current neo-idol scene is capable of. The music video, which runs for about three and a half minutes total positions the group riding clouds through the skies and enjoying a shared meal. And everything else that happens too, I guess. The song is an absolute treat, and it’s definitely going to be on repeat over here for a lifetime.
Blending the hard-hitting sounds of Japan’s diverse club scene with a unique take on the rapidly-aging idol industry, CY8ER and their associated groups are a breath of fresh air amongst the bunch. With a massive set of shows about to take place, there’s a whole lot going on in the world of CY8ER, and I’m super excited to be able to watch it all unfold.