The music site Loudwire interviewed BABYMETAL in New York past May. Loudwire asked Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal about their impressions of the metal music and how the music genre growth on them since their beginnings, also discusses the rise to fame and the meaning of "Ijime Dame Zettai" and how the lyrics helped fans. Watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL speaks with Loudwire in New York
BABYMETAL was interviewed in New York by the music site Loudwire to talk about the rise to fame. Su-Metal explained how the international exposure happened. “About three years ago, we did our very first headlining show at a small venue where capacity is about 300 people,” she says. “At that time, there were many ‘Idol’ fans in the crowd, but as we kept doing a lot of different concerts, we’ve started receiving more English comments from overseas on Youtube … Last year, we did our concert in Brixton in the U.K., which had about 5,000 people in the audience. We also played in Japan and 20,000 people came to see our performance. Now, we have not only ‘Idol’ fans but also metal fans.”
They also mentioned how Metal started to grow on them since they started to play in Festivals: "In the beginning, when we started out, we had no idea what metal music was, but thanks to the opportunity we’ve had since then, we’ve been able to be at a bunch of different festivals, not only watch but also perform with so many different metal bands live,” says MoaMetal. “That’s really helping us learning about metal music and to get better.”
They also discuss the meaning of "Ijime Dame Zettai" lyrics, and how their performances and lyrics help their fans.
Watch the interview below: