The February edition of Billboard Japan and TikTok’s Next Fire program featuring Bloom Vase kicked off on Friday (Feb. 5), with a livestream performance by the rising hip-hop trio.
Next Fire is a weekly show hosted by Hina from J-girl group Faky and TikToker Shuichiro on the TikTok Live platform that highlights an up-and-coming J-pop act each month, based on Billboard Japan’s newly-launched Japan Heatseekers Songs chart. The hybrid program streams performances and in-depth interviews by the featured act and explores new ways for fans to experience live music.
Bloom Vase opened its livestream show with “Pop Corn,” in which the three young MCs took turns rapping over a chill, synth-heavy beat. “How’s it going, Ove?” Ruru asked his band member after the opening track, and in lieu of the next song’s introduction, Ove (pronounced “Oh-veh”) replied, “I wanna go to lunch with Dragon Ball’s Bluma,” then launched into their catchy banger “Bluma to Lunch.”