It’s been almost two months since I’ve done one of these, oops.
You ever hear a song for the first time that just sledgehammers you with nostalgia? That’s what Dreamcatcher’s “Chase Me” was like for me, which from its very first verse took me back to the good old days of early 2000s shonen anime OSTs. (I say that with the highest of praise, for the record.) It would fit right in with the best of them.
“Chase Me” is a high energy song that knows how to build up to its ridiculously catchy chorus. The verses rein in that energy, just enough that hitting the chorus feels like the group is being let loose to enjoy themselves.
Oh, and the MV is horror-themed, which I absolutely adore. (Which continues into the rest of their MVs, in fact. More of this please. From everyone. Dark and sinister complements my mood.) “Catch Me” is a grab bag of horror imagery and tropes, what with seven ghostly girls tormenting a ghost-hunting investigator into reenacting The Shining.
The lyrics could be interpreted as a “romantic” chase, but let’s be honest, they’re talking about haunting your dreams:
Chase me, catch me if you can
It was really close (dangerous)
But, I already left there
(Where will I go this time?)
Chase me, yes, find me
No one can stop me
So that you can’t catch me anymore
I’ll secretly hide in another dream (x)
I’m a little sad this song has under 4 million views–I think it’s a great showcase for a new group. (Even though I wish their company had given them a different name and/or nixed the actual dreamcatcher iconography.) If you haven’t heard the song already, you should give it a shot.