Metal Meets J-Pop in LADYBABY's New Video: Watch

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LADYBABY

The J-pop girl group LADYBABY released the music video to accompany their new song, "Hoshi No Nai Sora," dropping May 30.

The now four-member group had its share of ups and downs, with core members including a bearded crossdresser leaving due to health issues and other reasons. The group rebranded itself as The Idol Formerly Known as Ladybaby for a couple of years before returning to its original name in February after adding three new members: Nana Ikeda, Fuuka Karasawa and Emiri Arima. Together with the only remaining original member, Rie Kaneko, the girls are off to a fresh start, and the song will be their first release as the new LADYBABY.

That's pink-haired Emiri Arima's growl you're hearing in the heavy metal-meets-J-pop "Hoshi No Nai Sora," a song with lyrics such as "with both arms outstretched into the starless sky/ grasp a brand-new future," reflecting the girls' current standing. "Starless sky" is what the title roughly means in Japanese.

The simple visuals highlight each member's expressions and the group's choreography, serving as a primer to the new and improved girl group.

Watch LADYBABY's "Hoshi No Nai Sora" music video here:
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