CHAI’s New Album ‘WINK’ Will Release Worldwide in May

23.January.2021 | MUSIC

CHAI has announced that their highly-anticipated 3rd album WINK will release worldwide on May 21, 2021. Fans who cannot wait for the new record can enjoy the four-member rock band’s newest track ACTION which was released on Tuesday (January 19) along with a music video.

 

WINK comes as the first album by the Nagoya-hailing band to be released by the American music label Sub Pop in a new contract signed with CHAI.

The new album is their first in over two years following the release of their successful second studio album Punk back in 2019. It will feature 12 tracks spanning multiple genres and features appearances from a selection of artists deeply respected by CHAI such as Ric Wilson and Mndsgn.

 

“We want this album to become your new friends,” comments CHAI. “It will be there for you, give you peace of mind, get annoyed with you if the time calls for it, and support you when you feel like running away. All so you can wink too.” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)

 

CHAI ”ACTION” – Official Music Video  

 

ACTION is also available on music streaming and download services here.

 

CHAI | Comment

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♡

 

CHAI’s second studio album PUNK made it into Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” category and was also selected as one of The 50 Best Albums of 2019. We look forward to seeing where CHAI goes with their upcoming third album WINK.

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    ◼︎Information

    【Live information】
    CHAI 1st Album “PINK” release commemorative live “Yappari Sodachitai Tour”

    (やっぱり育ちたいトゥアー)
    11.18 Nagoya CLUB ROCK’N’ROLL ※Thank you, Sold out
    11.19 Shinsaibashi LIVE HOUSE Pangea ※Thank you, Sold out
    11.23 Shibuya WWW ※Thank you, Sold out
    11.30 Sapporo COLONY w/ 2, The Floor
    12.03 Sendai enn2nd w/ Sonson Bentobako, Panorama Panama Town, MONO NO AWARE
    12.08 Takamatsu, Kanagawa DIME w/ Panorama Panama Town, PupupuLand, Helsinki Lambda Club, HAPPFAT(DJ)
    12.10 Fukuoka DRUM SON w/ Kuroneko Chelsea, Panorama Panama Town, Helsinki Lambda Club ※Thank you, Sold out
    12.11 Hiroshima Cave-Be w/  Kuroneko Chelsea, Panorama Panama Town, Minamikaze To Kujira
    ADV \3,000 / DOOR \3,500 (+1drink)
    TOTAL INFORMATION: VINTAGE ROCK std. (03-3770-6900)

    Playguide ticket sales: (Pia, Lawson Ticket, eplus)
    For more information, please check out CHAI’s official website:
    http://chai-band.com/live

    “Road to the GRAMMYs” season5 “Haru no CHAI Matsuri”
    25th March (Sun) Umeda Shangri-La
    Performers:  CHAI and more!
    Doors open/ 17:15 /Start 18:00
    Ticket price : \3,300(+ Separate drink fee)

    31st March (Sat) Tokyo Kinema Club
    Doors open/ 17:15/ Performance start/ 18:00
    Performers: CHAI and more!
    Ticket price: \3,300 (Designated seat tickets: \3,800) (+ Separate drink fee)

    Early bird sales
    Period: 24th November(Friday)12:00 ~ 30th November(Thursday)23:59
    One person can purchase up to 4 tickets
    Ticket website URL:http://eplus.jp/chai-ohp/ (PC/mobile users)

     
    【Album release information】
    CHAI 1st Album「PINK」
    Release date: Wednesday 25th October 2017
    First-run limited edition:CD + Shinkankaku Maemuki complex picture book「COMPILEX」(Deluxe booklet included)CHAI-002~3/ ¥3,000 (+ tax)
    Standard edition:CD only – CHAI-004/ ¥2,400 (+ tax)

    FLAKE RECORDS release! Analogue CD “N.E.O. / sayonara complex”
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    Release date: 11th October 2017 (Weds) 

    【Release information】
    Apple Music:https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/pink/id1290747039?l=ja&ls=1
    iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1290747039?at=10lpgB&ct=4580128893112_al&app=itunes
    RecoChoku :http://recochoku.com/s0/pink-disc/
    mora:http://mora.jp/artist/922327/
    Spotify:http://open.spotify.com/album/4kEpX9d2OffPJKDRJuvO73
    LINE MUSIC:https://music.line.me/launch?target=album&item=mb000000000152071f&cc=JP

    CHAI official website:http://chai-band.com

     

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