Dae and I recently got in a conversation about Idoling!!! We had been talking about doing an Idoling!!! focused show and through going back to watch the older video, a discussion about the lack of a common theme among Idoling!!! PVs.
This led to me bringing up the song Queen Bee off of their newest single Yarakai Heart. It’s credited to a Korean Composer/Arranger and has a distinctive feel that Idoling!!! hasn’t had before. So this brings up the question, What is Idoling’s style? What are they known for? They’ve got some semi-memorable members. Their show has pretty intense batsu games. I always thought they were a lot more liberal with swimwear in PVs but that was decided pre-Ponytail to Shushu. I don’t know if I feel the same way now.
But back to my original question, what is it about Idoling!!! that makes them stand out. If their members aren’t entirely breakout memorable, their PVs lack common thread, and their music somewhat unsure of itself….Is that why they’re not as popular as they could be?
PS – I find it funny that the title of the song has Shojou, Jidai, and Kara in it.