This week’s featured releases come from Negicco and SKE48.
Negicco have been around for a long, and I mean a very long time. How many of you knew that this year they’re celebrating their 12th anniversary? That’s quite the achievement, and the quality of their music shows no signs of deteriorating. Sure there have been bumps and setbacks along the way but they haven’t let that stop them. To anyone reading this who has never listened to Negicco before, please give “Ne Vardia” a try. Even if it doesn’t work for you, I’m sure there’ll be something in their extensive back catalog that will.
SKE48 join their sister groups from the 48G empire and get in on the summer fun this week with their new single “Mae no Meri”. I say fun, but the tone of the song and the circumstances surrounding its release probably aren’t the most fun things ever if you’re a fan of SKE. This single will be Matsui Rena’s last before her impending graduation (several years in the making it seems) and it just feels like another body blow to a group already not on the surest of footing. That being said, I wish Rena well in everything she does in the future and I look on anxiously from the sidelines to see where SKE goes next.
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Sorry for posting last week’s edition so late everyone. It was actually completed and ready to publish on Monday but WordPress decided that wasn’t going to be the case. Anyway, apart from this week’s featured stuff I think RYUtist’s debut album is also worth giving a shot. Until next time.
If you missed any of the last few weeks’ worth of new music you can check out past editions of This Week in Music here.
What new music are you looking forward to this week? Leave a comment and let us know!