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New Antenna Girl: “Mahou No Jyuutan”

Fairly or not, I’ve always associated Antenna Girl with high-energy numbers, of the future-funk variety or otherwise. Yet her latest song casts her in a different light, and one that proves surprisingly fitting. “Mahou No Jyuutan” unfolds as a mid-tempo ballad, putting the emphasis on Antenna Girl’s singing via music that never overtakes her vocals. The twist is she’s an artist capable of owning a song through her singing alone — she takes “Mahou” from a light jog to a big release almost entirely through her delivery alone. It’s not perfect, but perfect is boring — her singing adds a raw emotion few can articulate naturally, coming close to someone like Yuki. Listen above.