Tuesday, January 19, 2021

CHAI announce third album, and release lead single 'ACTION'

Credit: Yoshio Nakaiso

Words: Sam Geary 

Japanese four-piece CHAI have announced details of their third album. Titled 'WINK', the 13-track record will be released via Sub Pop on May 21. 

Uplifting lead single 'ACTION' was a response to watching the Black Lives Matter protests unfold across America and the world in June of last year while the band were in Japan.

“Seeing how the world came together during the protests really moved me,” says bassist 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♡.”

'WINK' tracklist:

Donuts Mind If I Do

Maybe Chocolate Chips (feat. Ric Wilson)




Nobody Knows We Are Fun

It's Vitamin C

IN PINK(feat. Mndsgn)



Wish Upon a Star


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