Home Read Albums Of The Week: Atarashii Gakko! | AG! Calling

Albums Of The Week: Atarashii Gakko! | AG! Calling

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:AG! Calling is the first album in five years from dance vocal unit Atarashii Gakko!, and the followup to their 2019 full-length Wakage Ga Itaru.

AG! Calling includes the single Tokyo Calling, a song that wowed overseas audiences at this year’s Coachella — one of the largest music festivals in the United States — as well as Fly High, the theme song for the upcoming film Hanma Baki vs. Kengan Ashura.

Whirlwind group Atarashii Gakko! represent a new generation of Japanese youth (seishun in their native language), one embracing personal expression and pushing against traditional boundaries a little at a time. The outlandish quartet — comprised of kawaii-but-fierce Mizyu, wildcard Suzuka, graceful Kanon and funky Rin — break genre walls to create music mixing elements of pop, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and more, delivered with punk energy and featuring frantic dance moves, choreographed by the four members themselves.”