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New Daoko: “Moshimo Bokura Ga Game No Shuyaku De”

I’m in Singapore for the next three days! I wasn’t going to post anything, but my phone is charging and this Daoko song is alright so…why not? I’m going to break one of my self-imposed rules and admit this is one where the video is way better than the song — though, really, that is mainly because anything with Earthbound references is a winner for me. The music is solid, though lacking the pop-ready immediacy of the still-excellent “Bang!,” this one bordering a little too close to 8-bit novelty for comfort. But it still manages to highlight all the aspects of Daoko that make her an ideal candidate for J-Pop crossover success — ability to carry an understated hook, and break into rap quickly. Listen above.