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You’ve probably noticed a big mascara-lined eye staring out at you from billboards all over town lately. The eye in question belongs to Lisa, former vocalist with hip-hop/R&B trio m-flo, and the billboard is plugging her new single, “Babylon no Kiseki (Miracle of Babylon),” which was released on May 29.

Lately Lisa’s eye has been on the current grim state of Japanese society, which she uses the metaphor of “Babylon” to describe. The first few lines of “Babylon no Kiseki” set the scene, as she declares: “It’s an emergency for the soul/No answer wherever I call.”

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