Japanese gang CHAI have announced details of a new album.
‘Wink’, the group’s first with new home Sub Pop and third in total, will be released on 21st May. It follows 2019’s ‘Punk’.
“A person who winks is a person with a pure heart, who lives with flexibility, who does what they want,” say the band. “A person who winks is a person who is free.” YUUKI noted that “With this album, we’re winking at you. We’re living freely and we hope that when you listen, you can wink and live freely, too.”
They’ve also shared a track from the record, ‘Action’.
“Seeing how the world came together during the [2020 Black Lives Matter] protests really moved me,” said YUUKI. “I wanted to dedicate that song to the year of action.” The band further elaborates: “The world as we know it has changed, but even with that, it’s still a world where nothing really changes. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there more ACTION rooted in happiness? Be the change that you want to see!… I’m going to be the pioneer in seeing the world I want to see, meeting the people I want to meet! We start off by expressing the fun in ACTION with this music video♡ Why don’t you join us?! It’s that type of song♡.”
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