So if you didn’t know, I’m a big fan of SPICA, but I’m not so much a fan of their latest release, “I’ll Be There“.
The chorus was promising, their talent is always evident, and they look better than ever, but this apparent demographic expansion grab made by their company doesn’t suit them well at all. They’ve basically dumbed down and regressed their music to bubblegum pop and the bubblegum is stale as fuck.
Never is this more evident than during the inclusion of that stupid cliche “rap” verse that every idol group seems bound by law to use. I found myself screaming “WHY?!” over and over and it was a traumatic experience for me, overall.
Of course, with their combination of looks and talent, it’s hard to say anything they do is mediocre. However, given the raised expectations I have for the quality of their work, I can’t be anything but sorely disappointed with the release.