Japanese-Chinese boys’ collective WARPs UP
released a new single today.
is the first original song by the group’s two Chinese members LANGYI
, who are currently continuing activities together as WARPs UP
while the group's Japanese members SANTA
busy with activities in China as part of INTO1
, a limited-time international boy group.
During the summer of 2021, LANGYI
released covers of three J-pop songs sung in Chinese, including WARPs UP
's theme song for "Fruits Basket: The Final" Pleasure
, Ai Otsuka
is a dance track sung in a mix of English, Chinese and Japanese. The Chinese word “shin” in the title can be read as “believe” in Japanese or as “letter” in Chinese, and the lyrics describe the group members’ "belief" in each
other and commitment to WARPs UP
, while also serving as a “letter” or message from the members to the fans.
Links to download and stream the track on various music platforms are available here
The music video features backing dancers WARPs ROOTS
, who are a training group connected with WARPs UP
. The choreography was created by YUMERI
, who was also behind the dance routine for their debut single Hali Gali
"WARPs" is an abbreviation of Wind Assemble Radical People-syndicate, meaning a collective that can “create a wind of innovation”. By combining not only groups with fixed line-ups but also other projects across a variety of fields, the collective
aims to break through the framework of the entertainment industry and shine a light on new talent. It has been noted that the "WARPs" umbrella will eventually include multiple groups, with WARPs UP
being the first.
The music video for POWER_xin
's Chinese cover
can be viewed below.