After a brief hiatus to get member Kotori Kotao through the entrance exams for Tokyo National University of the Arts, the kool kids are back with some retro jams. “AFTER SCHOOL” carries the groove of Jackson 5 flavored Motown mixed with shades of punk and Tokyo Cool. Just try not to sing “Ending is Beginning” along with Beni and Kotao. It’s impossible for me to resist. The promotional video puts the girls in the center of someone’s late night, cable access VHS recordings through the magic of a green screen. No, it’s not supposed to look convincing, and if you think it should look more realistic then you really don’t “get it”. “AFTER SCHOOL” oozes with personality and charm and reminds me of “high school me” longing to sit at the table with all the cooler-than-you art school bound girls. For those of you tired of business-as-usual idol music, I really recommend giving “AFTER SCHOOL” a listen. Avandoned’s “AFTER SCHOOL / Bakuhatsu suru romance” goes on sale May 23, 2018.
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