I'm not officially a member yet, as one of the requirements to be a part of the LBC is to have at least 9 posts focused on lolita, but I was told that I could use past topics as inspiration to build up to that number.
Anyway, today's post is about my lolita playlist. What do I listen to when I feel like being frilly? I don't particularly think that there is a specific genre to be considered lolita, but I will provide some artists that fit my personal idea of "lolita music" or "lolita inspired" music as well as why!
Here is my list!
Kalafina is a band made up of a trio of girls, Hikaru, Keiko, Wakana, and their composer, Yuki Kajira. Yuki Kajira herself has composed many songs prior to the Kalafina project with other singers too, but the 3 girls she chose for Kalafina really makes her work stand out. Wikipedia classifies their genre as "baroque pop" and "ethereal wave". I would definitely say that their style is very whimsical and ethereal, listening to them always takes me to a place of fairytales.
Two of my favorite songs by them are fairytale and Oblivious, though I think all their songs are great!
I also feel very lucky as I got to see them live in concert last May! ACen, a Japanese Pop culture convention in Chicago invited them as a guest to perform. It was the best concert I've been to, Kalafina sounds just as great live as on their albums. There is no autotune, just pure talent! autotune, just pure talent!
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Ahhh... who hasn't heard of Kyary yet? Made famous by her crazy fashion and her bubblegum pop songs with silly lyrics (PONPONPON and Tsukematsukeru being her most popular songs), she is a common addition to most lolitas playlist.
Kyary is a leader when it comes to promoting kawaii subculture to other parts of the world. Infact, she will be coming to the US and other countries this year on tour! I will be seeing her perform in Chicago in March. I can't wait!
Kanon Wakeshima is a cellist and vocalist made popular by her songs Still Doll and Suna no Oshiro that appeared in the anime Vampire Knight. Her music has a very classical and sometimes dark sound to it, and her cello skills are great!
Like the other two artists, Wakeshima has traveled outside of Japan, playing in the United States, France, and South Korea. I haven't seen her in concert yet, but that would be great if someday that could change!
I have already discussed Tommy February6 in a past post, but she is so adorable I'll bring her up again! Some lolitas already know her as she sang Lonely in Gorgeous, the opening to the Paradise Kiss anime (which has some lolita-related themes in it). I also like Candy Pop in Love, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, and SwEEt dREAM.
Her music is poppy, and has some old school 80s sounds and a dreamy vibe to it.
Anyway, I hope you all enjoy some of the artists that I posted. Please share some lolita inspired musicians with me in the comments!
Love and frills,