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New Shiina Ringo: “Seishyun No Mabataki”

The other day, Shiina Ringo unveiled a new song for Japan’s Wolrd Cup team (well, for NHK’s coverage of Japan’s World Cup team) and…it is pretty straightforward, which is to be expected for a song soundtracking a music video of dramatic penalty kicks. Much better is just-released “Seishyun No Mabataki,” a prickly ballad featuring a malfunctioning beat. Listen above.