On March 30th, EXILE’s ATSUSHI released a cover of the nursery rhyme, “Furusato“.
ATSUSHI had originally planned to gift this song to a married couple friend he knew since his junior high school days as a baby gift. He explained, “It represents the excellence of Japan, it’s a song I want to deliver to the future generations.”
ATSUSHI first sang “Furusato” on ‘EXILE Tamashii’ back in January when guest Miwa Akihiro requested the song. Miwa praised ATSUSHI saying, “He’s a wonderful vocalist who can properly sing the heart of Japan.” His performance also attracted such a great response from fans that it was decided to be released.
“Furusato” will be used as the CM song for the hair care brand, ‘Ichikami’, which will star actress Nakatani Miki.
ATSUSHI expressed, “In Japan right now, there are people whose ‘furusato’ has been hurt from the earthquake and nuclear power stations. I think there are many people who are coming to cherish their ‘furusato’ once again. For people like them, I want to carefully continue singing from the bottom of my heart.”
“Furusato” is now available in both Chaku-Uta and Chaku-Uta Full forms.