Ladybaby's New Music Video Is Your Daily Dose of WTF
J-pop has just been turned upside down, thanks to Ladybaby.
The group mixes the sounds of Japanese pop music with heavy metal, but that's not what makes them stand out.
The typical J-pop group features several, or in some cases several dozen, "kawaii" ("cute") idols: costumed teenage girls who sing peppy music.
The Ladybaby trio features two young ladies who would fit right in with the rest of the J-Pop landscape, and a third member of the band who sticks out like... well... a bearded man dressed as a "kawaii" idol.
He formed Ladybaby earlier this year with teen singers Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya, and the trio is currently taking Japan by storm.
Over the weekend the group released its first music video, "Nippon Manju" ("Japanese Bun"), an ode to all the things they love about Japan.
In the music video, Japan’s most curious trio takes to the streets of Tokyo to show you all the wonderful things we love about Japanese culture.
Check it out in the clip above, and hit the "CC" button for an English translation of the lyrics.
At the very least, it’s a performance we’re sure you won’t be able to forget anytime soon.