We got a triple FIGHT!
It was the second half of 2003 when I was listening to La Ley quite non-stop, since it was only one of the handful CDs that I had taken to Canada, when my friend grabbed my headphones and told me, “Do you know l’Arc en Ciel? It sounds exactly like him, but in not-Japanese.” I’d always kept that at the back of my mind until today when I found this new Indian band called Sanam, and had a similar thought.
Of course, l’Arc en Ciel has over twenty years of history already, so it’s an obvious imbalanced fight. Though I do kinda chuckle whenever people refer to lead vocalist Hyde as a “chibi” person, as well as measuring other people as “one hyde and one inch tall” LOL
Note: Also love how the fans sing as a prelude.
Of course, if La Ley hadn’t decided to split mid-noughties, they’d have a couple of years intoÂ l’Arc en Ciel, and the image that I have of Beto Cuevas wouldn’t be so quite embarrassing.
It’s also quite different to perform years after you’ve stopped working together, one sounds less in sync and a lot more tired . On top of not having figuring out the changes in image and stage presence to fit your present-self. It’s not the same to see a 30-something year old jumping on stage and a mid-40 year old man doing the same.
And then there’s this new group I just ran into: Mumbai-based band, Sanam.
They sound great. I love them already~