DA PUMP & Lead Collaborate with w-inds. on ‘The Christmas Song,’ Track Now Streaming

25.November.2021 | MUSIC

Dance vocal group w-inds. has released a new song perfect for the holiday season! The Christmas Song (feat. DA PUMP & Lead) is now available to stream. The track is from the group’s upcoming original album 20XX “We are,’ scheduled to be released on November 24, 2021. 

 

The release has already become a trending topic in Japan. This year w-inds. is celebrating 20 years since their debut. Their first time serving as opening act was at a DA PUMP’s concert, while Lead performed as the opening act for the first time at a w-inds.’s concert. The three groups are, as expected, very close friends at this point, and this Christmas track is filled with good vibes only. The jacket artwork was designed by U-YEAH from DA PUMP, and each singer wrote lyrics for their respective parts. 

 

The music video for the song will premiere on November 27 at 20:00, after the release of the album 20XX “We are.” 

 

The Christmas Song (feat. DA PUMP & Lead) / w-inds.(Official Music Video)
https://youtu.be/3uE9FhIv-dU  *Video will premiere on November 27, 20:00

 

On December 29, the w-inds. Online Show 20XX “We are” will be held, marking nine months since the duo’s last online show. 

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