While I am always open to all the music that exists, a decade ago, I was reluctant to listen to music I wouldn’t be able to understand. The only languages I speak are Spanish and English, so listening to others would have been a pain. Then I remembered that, two decades ago, I could only speak Spanish, and I listened ONLY music in English; I thank music and videogames for my English! With the internet, we’ve had access to different cultures, and one that stands out more today is the Japanese culture, which I like, and I’d love to visit the country one day.
One of the things I do on the internet is to look out for new things. It’s easy to look the bestselling artists on Amazon, but sometimes we ignore what’s lost in a sea of “hits”.
My experience has been good so far. For Japanese music, I grew fond of their 70’s and 80’s decades. Although, just as it had happened with the songs I loved in both English and Spanish, getting fully engaged, tied, or close-minded to new things. As I explored social media, I ended up finding a couple of new Japanese bands and singers; I did like some and disliked others. So I thought maybe this would be a good time to talk about one of these artists. I randomly picked 6ow 3id girl because she’s new. She has released three singles so far that are available on YouTube and some music platforms.
6o2 3id girl’s first single is a catchy song called “Whack a Mole”. A title inspired by the game of the same game.
English lyrics for “Whack A Mole” here: https://www.lyrics.com/sublyric/78670/6ow+3id+girl/whack+a+mole
The lyrics, however, have nothing to do with the game itself. They are basically focused on the singer, getting away from a relationship, friendly or romantic; the lyrics are open and could be well applied to both. The music is catchy and the basslines sound very cool.
English lyrics for “Peko-niko-boo!” here: https://www.lyrics.com/sublyric/78671/6ow+3id+girl/peko-niko-boo%21
This one has simpler lyrics. “Peko-niko-boo!” tries to surround you as a vampire, while the music, that during the chorus sounds like an upbeat remix of the music that you listen while watching a classic horror movie. Let the song embrace you, it won’t suck your blood!
English lyrics for “Sequin Brandy” here: https://www.lyrics.com/sublyric/78669/6ow+3id+girl/SEQUIN+BRANDY
“Sequin Brandy”, is my personal favorite. Definitely a song that will be stuck in your head for a long time. This is one of these haunting songs that MUST be in your playlist, taking it to your trips or whenever you just want to walk alone. The seductive music and lyrics, reminiscing the 80’s, has everything to accompany you no matter what your mood is at the moment the song starts playing. The electronic pop sound of “Sequin Brandy” is as addictive as the scent of a good brandy.
Personally, I see a lot of potential. After “Sequin Brandy” I am excited for an album release.