The Japanese quartet, CHAI, present a new single, ‘PING PONG!’, taken from from their debut record on the Sub-Pop label.
Speaking about the meaning of the track, the group explains: “The theme of PING PONG is exactly as it is, ‘ping pong.’ In Japanese culture , there is this routine where Hot Springs or “onsen” and playing PING PONG go hand in hand. When the four of us go to the hot springs, we always wear a Yukata (unlined summer kimono), drink a cup milk, and go straight into a PING PONG! It’s very Japanese, something we don’t think exists overseas and that’s exactly what we want to share! You can hear it in the lyrics and the feel in the clip!”
The song is accompanied by a nostalgic video clip in 8-bit optics, “channel our inner selves”
The new album “Wink “will be released on 21 May, 2021 on Sub Pop.