Babymetal have been taking the UK by storm this year, with not only a massive live show at Wembley Arena, but the release of their second album ‘Metal Resistance’ – a record that really challenged the band, they explain in the May issue of Upset.
“Our first album sums up Babymetal,” offers Su-metal. “On ‘Metal Resistance’, we challenge so many types of music.”
“We really challenged ourselves to try new things and new genres,” adds Yuimetal. “We’ve also grown a lot since our last album. I hope the fans will be able to get that through this album, that they can really understand what has changed with Babymetal.”
“It was difficult at times,” continues Su-metal. “There’s a song [‘The One’] that’s recorded all in English, which was a big challenge for us. I realised speaking in English and singing in English are two very different things.”
Read more from Babymetal in the new issue of Upset, out Friday 6th February. Pre-order your copy here – along with some back issues, if you like (they’re very good). It will also be available from our featured stockists.
This month’s mag is fronted by Weezer, who’ve just returned with their new ‘White’ album. Elsewhere we’ve got interviews with Against the Current, White Lung, Modern Baseball, Andy Black, Lonely the Brave, Issues and loads more.
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Interview: Ali Shutler.