Apart from being Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day today, it turns out it’s also Fox Day. If you are unaware, on this day in 2016, BABYMETAL‘s second studio album, Metal Resistance, was released and the idea of Fox Day was used to promote it. So to all the BABYMETAL fans out there, have a good day!
In 2016, I thought Fox Day might become an annual event, but I don’t recall that any reference was made to Fox Day last year. But I could be mistaken. Anyway, Fox Day is back this year and this time, it comes with what will seemingly be an important announcement. Since yesterday, the BABYMETAL marketing team has been flat out building up hype for this announcement; a number of clues, in the form of letters, have been released, firstly via the BABYMETAL concert screenings that took place in Japan yesterday, and then via BABYMETAL‘s twitter account today. My guess is the announcement is for a new studio album. A big “world” (read U.S. & Europe) tour has already been announced and a new album is the only other thing that could warrant this kind of hype. The letters, therefore, must be spelling out the album’s title. A clever individual by the name of Dragon-Metal on the BABYMETAL Reddit page hypothesizes that the letters spell out “METAL RESISTANCE LIGHT AND DARKNESS”. That could very well be the album’s title, but I guess we’ll have to wait for the actual announcement (which is due in under two hours from now, at 7 p.m. Japan time) to see if Dragon-Metal is correct. Till around then, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊