Bump of Chicken new Single out on 12 September 2012.
BUMP OF CHICKEN’s new song, “firefly“, has been chosen as the theme song for Fuji TV’s upcoming drama series, ‘Iki mo Dekinai Natsu‘.
The drama’s producers asked BUMP OF CHICKEN to provide the theme song because, “The worldview of BUMP OF CHICKEN’s songs were required as the theme song for the story that unfolds between the protagonist, whose birth wasn’t recorded in the family register and the people who surround her.”
After receiving the offer, the band came up with the song “firefly”. Because the songs’ message and sounds linked together with the drama, it was chosen as the theme song. This is BUMP OF CHICKEN’s first time providing a new song as the theme of a drama.
The script for ‘Iki mo Dekinai Natsu’ is written by Watanabe Chiho, who made her drama debut as the second writer for ‘Tentai Kansoku‘ back in 2002. It was created with the worldview of BUMP OF CHICKEN’s song “Tentai Kansoku‘, and the bands’ songs were used throughout the drama.
“firefly” will be released as BUMP OF CHICKEN’s 23rd single on September 12th. Prior to this, it will be released in Chaku-Uta form on Recochoku starting July 11th.
‘Iki mo Dekinai Natsu’ is a love story that revolves around a girl, whose parents never recorded her birth in their family register (played by Takei Emi) and a man living in atonement (Eguchi Yosuke). It also stars Kimura Yoshino, Nakamura Aoi, Kaname Jun, Asada Miyoko, and Kitaouji Kinya.
News from: http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/07/bump-of-chicken-to-provide-theme-song-for-takei-emis-drama-iki-mo-dekinai-natsu/