As part of the newest installment of Adult Swim’s Single Series, Japanese experimental group CHAI released their newest single, “Miniskirt.” Just earlier this year, in May, the quartet released their third album WINK. The Adult Swim 2021 single series also started in May, the TV channel is known to often feature underground music throughout their programming. The series also featured other indie artists like Galcher Lustwerk, Iceage, Loraine James, Dawn Richard and more.
CHAI made up the 17th installment of the 2021 run. You can listen to their newest single below.
The band is known for incorporating fun beats into their songs, and “Miniskirt” is no exception of this, yet the song is filled with dream-like elements. This makes the song playfully mellow. It is very easy to find one self lost in the lofi beats of the song, drifting off into a comfortable state of mind.
CHAI’s last album WINK was positively received by mxdwn’s album reviewer, RaeAnn Quick, “At the heart of it, WINK is an album that proves that good music can be incredibly fun. In a bleak global climate, it is easy to be lost in the despair of modern music. While catharsis is inherently necessary in order to move past grief, there has to be room for growth, love, and happiness.” She continues, “There is something so intimately connective about these desires to all of humanity. It is a soaring work that promotes such radical joy in its listeners. From its new wave influence to its modern experimental edge, CHAI’s WINK is already one of the most versatile albums of the year.”
Just a few weeks ago, the band teamed up with the British new wave icons Duran Duran. Together the artists released their song “More Joy!” The song is a mix of both band’s well known styles.