That’s Osaka group The Marble’s new album…in the hands of an adorable panda!
“Bloody Marble” is one of those songs really defined by one amazing part. Everything surrounding the moment isn’t a trash heap, as The Marble first flirt with 90’s era indie touches (the intro) before veering towards emo territory and then combining the two into a rapid-fire combination. The Marble’s decision to work in an extended instrumental segment – something sorta resembling the lesser blunted moments of Tool, and in micro – comes close to stealing the spotlight, but a bit of a safe ending squashes that potential. Nope, “Bloody Marble” is all about the moment only a minute and two seconds into the song when the lead singer, after singing relatively normal a few seconds before, screams his lyrics in such a shrill way that it tilts the entire song on its axis for a flash. His later shrill attempts just can’t match up to this guards-down shriek that comes from off-screen so quickly, like that bus in Mean Girls that you have to do a double take.
Well, you would, except now that you’ve read about it, the surprise won’t be as good. Listen below anyway!