SCANDAL follows up their previous heavy-hitting music video, Masterpiece, by embracing a softer side in the second half of this double A-side single, Mabataki. The single drops March 27. Where we were transported to a rollicking live performance in their last video, Mabataki is a touching ballad of longing love in soft spring hues.

Mabataki places members in uncharacteristically domestic scenes: decorating cupcakes in a kitchen, soaking in a bubble bath, fixing flowers in a sitting room, and cuddling a plush rabbit in a bedroom. The color scheme is soft and unobtrusive, lending the video a gentle, almost dreamlike quality. Flowers are a prominent motif, appropriate for the season, and each member is paired with a specific spring bloom. This much more idol-leaning aesthetic is perfect for a love song about missing someone, as the “blink” of an eye allows tears to fall, as the chorus promises. Indeed, the members are often listless in their individual scenes, looking dreamily to windows for a sign of a loved one.

SCANDAL also recently announced dates and venues for their 2019 Tour, “Fuzzy Summer Mood”, kicking off on June 1. See the full list on their official website.

Masterpiece/Mabataki

Regular edition

CD

  1. Masterpiece (マスターピース)
  2. Mabataki (まばたき)
  3. Masterpiece (Instrumental)

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Limited edition A

CD

  1. Masterpiece (マスターピース)
  2. Mabataki (まばたき)

Extra

  • “her” magazine (36 pages)

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Limited edition B

CD

  1. Masterpiece (マスターピース)
  2. Mabataki (まばたき)

Extra

  • “Masterpiece/Mabataki” jacket photo print T-shirt (size L)

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