ONE STEP -TV edit-
Strobe -TV edit-
1. ONE STEP
Even though this isn’t their first song as a group, it is their first A-side so I was kind of interested. ONE STEP really sounds something different even though they’re from the same label as Kyary and Yun*chi. ONE STEP is definitely a technopop song and it has the usual things going on like a bunch of synths and auto-tune vocals from….someone who I assume is P→★ (who is the only male and lead of the group). The other 4 members don’t seem to do anything in the singing area. I really do love the Japanese breakdown and this song is incredibly catchy and is better handled than “CIDER CIDER”.
Released two months prior as a digital single, Strobe was chosen as the B-side of the single and funny enough it sounds like a clone of “ONE STEP” (or the other way around). I mean the synths sound similar and some of the melodies are just as. At least the vocal melody is different but the members singing sound a bit more high-pitched on the auto-tune/vocoder. The problem here is that it doesn’t have a strong hook like “ONE STEP” does so I feel this was definitely a much weaker track!
Being ex-dancers to Kyarypamyupamyu, I was surprised they formed a music unit on their own and especially making the youngest member (a guy) their leader was even stranger. Luckily, they are under ASOBISYSTEM so it shows they’ll get a good push and become popular maybe. ONE STEP was a great debut and showed off their dance style (fierce as hell!). Strobe wasn’t as good, but it’s a good B-side for them! Hope to see more from them in the future!