CHAI release new single ‘Action’, announce new album ‘Wink’

The new single is accompanied by a playful music video

Japanese indie rock outfit CHAI have released a new single titled ‘Action’ from their newly announced upcoming album, ‘Wink’.

The Nagoya quartet took to Twitter on Tuesday (January 19) to announce the new single and their upcoming album, which comes two years after their last, ‘Punk’.

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‘Action’ sees the band trade in their more rock-centric sound from tracks like ‘Keep On Rocking’ and ‘Family Member’ for a more electronic and synth-heavy tune.

Watch the playful music video for ‘Action’, featuring the members of CHAI and the song’s lyrics scribbled on their arms and faces, below:

 

Per the group’s announcement, ‘Wink’ – which will be the band’s third studio album – will be released on May 21. The album will be distributed by Sub Pop Records, and will feature previously released single ‘Donuts Mind If I Do’.

Though it’s since been removed, an album listing on the band’s Bandcamp page also revealed that ‘Wink’ will include a total of 12 tracks, with features from Ric Wilson, YMCK and Mndsgn.

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‘Action’ is the band’s latest offering, following their cover of Mariya Takeuchi’s iconic city pop track ‘Plastic Love’ in December. The cover served as a B-side track for the physical release of their previous single, ‘Donuts Mind If I Do’.

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