And so the seasons change

Posted: October 30, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

Yui Mizuno (Yuimetal) leaving Babymetal is a big thing for a lot of people. The realization that this perfect unit that was the original trio of Babymetal might never perform together again is hard to take in. Still, all good things must come to an end and what we have here is the first real bump in the road for Babymetal (not counting the sad passing of guitarist Mikio Fujioka, which was bad enough).

There is obviously a new Babymetal album coming up, all the indications are there including the videos for “Distortion” and “Starlight” and the mythology will just carry on to whereever they want it to be. The news of Yui leaving caused quite a stir though, and it seems like every news outlet in the music world made a big deal out of it. The fact that Babymetal released the “Starlight” video on the same day made it all that much harder to resist for the media. The video notched up 1,000,000 hits inside a week. Coupled with the release of the Babymetal comic (out now) and the current batch of Japanese gigs with Sabaton and Galactic Empire, Babymetal is edging out of the eye of the storm right now. What has been has been and the legacy is there for all to see.

The “Gimme Chocolate!!” video has just notched up 95,000,000 hits, “Karate” over 45,000,000. The momentum is incredible and the brand may be strong enough to take a beating or two, the real proof that they have created something very special here. Yui was a big part of that.

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