Japanese experimental pop band CHAI are back with a brand new single, “WHOLE,” which will serve as the theme song for Japan’s public broadcaster NHK’s new romantic comedy-drama series Koi-senu Futari. The track was inspired by the show’s storyline about an aromantic/asexual couple in addition to songs from ’90s Japanese TV dramas.

“Sometimes, no one empathizes with you,” the band’s Yuuki explains. “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.”

Listen to “WHOLE” below.

    more from New Music

    Hi. It looks like you're using an ad blocker.

    As an independent website, we rely on our measly advertising income to keep the lights on. Our ads are not too obtrusive, promise. Would you please disable adblock?