Japanese-Chinese boys’ collective WARPs UP has new single ‘Pleasure’ now available to download and stream. Also available is their new mini-album ‘Prep.20/21SS -Chapter RLSM-’ for fans to rock on to. Up until now, these releases had been limited to China. This releases marks the first opportunity for fans to hear these long-awaited songs on music services around the world.
The single ‘Pleasure’ is the opening theme song to the popular TV anime series Fruits Basket–whose latest season ‘The Final’ began broadcasting in April. This is the first ballad from them which carries an inspiring message: No matter our fate or circumstances, we all have the power to shape our own future. There’s no need to be afraid.
The anime version of the music video features scenes from the movie. The live-action version showcases who the band truly are, dancers who can do more than simply ‘Shake it Up.’
‘Pleasure’ music video
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‘Pleasure’ is also one of five songs on the new mini-album Prep.20/21SS -Chapter RLSM-. This release also includes ‘SUPERNOVA’, which recently topped China’s weekly J-pop chart (according to NetEase Cloud Music.) The collection preserves this important formative period in the group’s history.
About the band:
WARPs is an abbreviation of Wave Assemble Radical People-syndicate, based on the concept of creating waves of innovation. It is a project that produces a variety of unique artistic works and transcends national borders. WARPs UP are one of the groups within the WARPs project.
The group includes two members from Japan and two from China. The Japan side features Rikimaru, a dancer and choreographer for many famous artists, and Santa, a top-level dancer who recently earned the title of World Champion at CHUANG 2021. Chinese members Mingjin and Lanbyi’s are idols in China. Though intense training, they earned their chops in their home country.
Prep.20/21SS -Chapter RLSM-
1. Hali Gali
2. Cloud 9
3. One Hundred degrees