How Japanese ‘kawaii’ band Babymetal made metal cute, and made themselves YouTube stars

//How Japanese ‘kawaii’ band Babymetal made metal cute, and made themselves YouTube stars

How Japanese ‘kawaii’ band Babymetal made metal cute, and made themselves YouTube stars

Babymetal are dark, heavy, and … undeniably cute? Those descriptors don’t seem like they would work together, but when it comes to this Japanese trio’s music, they do.The concept is kind of out there: the band is made up of three young women who dress in kawaii, or cute, schoolgirl outfits. But they don’t play instruments – they sing, dance and make movements in front of a set of older musicians who are often shrouded in darkness behind them.Their sound is raw and infectious, accompanied by the…

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By | 2019-09-08T14:00:12+00:00 September 8th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on How Japanese ‘kawaii’ band Babymetal made metal cute, and made themselves YouTube stars