‘Tokyo Talk’ sees BWANi at their most experimental; they maintain an element of their distinctive jubilant sound but fuse it with… J-pop!(?)
It’s quite cool and definitely worth a listen.
There’s something bothering the back of my mind though, which is the recycling of the vocals from ‘Borneo’, a release from a year or two ago.
Has this been done to raise a case for comparison?
If so, is it to be between their older sound and their new work, or between two cultures?
My (small) issue being that ‘Borneo’ received a lot of attention at one time – it would seem strange to release a reworking as a completely independent single.
Whatever the case BWANi can do what they like, their music is consistently of an extremely high standard and ‘Tokyo Talk’ is no exception.
Have a wee look at their YouTube channel for some bright and good-humoured music videos courtesy of Braking Point Flix.
Words: Patrick McCafferty