My favorite promotional video of the day goes to the Niigata group RYUTist and their latest single “Kitto, hajimari no kisetsu (きっと、はじまりの季節)”. Given ample songwriting muscle from KIRINJI’s Yumiki Erino (弓木英梨乃), the song goes from gentle to powerful in a way that highlights the group’s vocal strengths. The music geek in me loves the piano accompaniment, the drumwork, and especially polyrhythmic layering under the electric guitar solo. And, the group has never looked better: white outfits with pale blue ribbons accented with the cool color palette perfectly suit the group on their picturesque day out on the town. Meanwhile, slow motion camerawork adds extra poignancy to the lyrical dances performed by the members in unexpected places. If you’re not crushing on the girls by the end of “Kitto, Hajimari no kisetsu”, then you’re doing it wrong. “Kitto, hajimari nokisetsu” goes on sale October 29, 2019.
RYUTIST (りゅーてぃすと, stylized RYUTist) is a Japanese female idol group based in Niigata. RYUTist formed in May 2011. The name of the group is a contraction of the words “Ryuto” (柳都), which is a nickname for Niigata city, and “Artist”. RYUTist held their 1st live performance in July 2011 and is affiliated with Ryuto Artist Farm. RYUTist’s current lineup includes members Ikarashi Muu (五十嵐 夢羽), Uno Tomoe (宇野 友恵), Yokoyama Miku (横山 実郁), and Satou Nonoko (佐藤 乃々子).
More RYUTIST coverage from New School Kaidan
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