Label: Sub Pop
Catalog #: 71511
CHAI kick off the new year with brand new single “WHOLE”. The new single is confirmed as the theme song for Japan’s public broadcaster NHK’s new romantic comedy drama series “Koi-senuFutari”.
The track, produced by San Diego-based producer Scoobert Doobert, is a nostalgic and romantic J-POP track, charged with harmonies and melodies that draws influences from 90’s Japanese TV drama theme songs. The lyrics, inspired by the TV series’ storyline featuring an aromantic/asexual couple, touches on the theme of universal and unconditional love. It speaks on the desire to accept one another’s differences, to love one another as a “whole”, and the wish to “turn this anger into something beautiful” –a message that reverts back to CHAI’s philosophy as an artist.
Yuuki, who penned the lyrics, says of this song: “Sometimes, no one empathizes with you. But is that really a bad thing? I don’t want to make my thing, or someone else’s thing, something to be ashamed of. Because our ‘differences’ may not be our enemies. I wish we could love each other’s little differences and little similarities entirely –that’s the hope behind this song.”