Modern Vocaloid: 2013 - Present

The cut off between 'classic' and 'modern' Vocaloid is a completely subjective one that I made based on my own listening history and viewpoint of the songs. It was just around 2013 that I sort of changed how I was listening to Vocaloid and started paying attention to the names behind the music for the first time. Before this point, as far as I was concerned, Hatsune Miku was writing all this music herself! But then I started learning producer names, listening to different covers of the same song, and gradually gaining more knowledge. Here are some songs that have come out since 2013 that I enjoy or find noteworthy in some way.

This page was inspired by LiterallyHifumi's own Singing Synthesizers Daily page!

Holy Lance Explosion Boy by rerulili and Moja ft. Kagamine Len

Uploaded 8/29/2013

This one is pretty sexually explicit, so be warned, lol. Honestly, this song is kind of messed up, but it's so damn catchy that I listen to it all the time. There's a very unique sound to it that I don't exactly know how to describe. It's very frantic and yet somehow blasé at the same time. I like the short section at 1:40 where the pace slows down momentarily before picking back up again.

Loveit by PinocchioP ft. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded 10/16/2020

This song came out at a time when I really needed to hear it. The message is really important to me (at least the way that I interpret it anyway). This is a song about unhealthy love - whatever type of love or subject that might refer to - and deciding when you've had enough of that feeling. The MV is absolutely gorgeous as well, and I love the wordplay of 'love it' vs. 'rabbit' throughout the song.

Happppy song by SOOOO ft. Kagamine Len

Uploaded 1/27/2018

I swear I listen to more stuff than edgy songs;; I promise

This is one of the scariest songs I've ever heard. I absolutely love it but it gives me a huge sense of unease whenever I listen to it, like people weren't meant to hear this song. Extremely hardcore/industrial/breakcore maybe? Loud and shrill, and also has lots of flashing, so be careful.

『んっあっあっ。』by SLAVE.V-V-R ft. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded 3/28/2021

I just found this song recently, by a producer I haven't heard of before! This is a gritty yet catchy song featuring Whisper Miku. I like her design in the video and her jaunty, uncanny movements. She sounds very unique in this song. I especially like the vocal surprise at the end! I haven't looked up lyrics for it, so I'm just vibing based on the sound of it at the moment.


Uploaded 4/17/2021

Absolutely hypnotic song!! KAFU's vocals are so smooth and realistic, and paired with the industrial, grinding backing track, it makes for a very isolating and yearning atmosphere. This was the first KAFU song I ever heard, so I kind of associate her with this style of music now. This is a song about the world's morals and standards and how many things are just expected to be understood implicitly.

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