Akanishi excitedly commented, "Having travelled across the United States, I'm excited to be given this chance to work in America. I'm looking forward to sharing my music with more people than before".
On October 9, singer Akanishi Jin (27) announced that he would make his American debut with the American digital release of his new song 「TEST DRIVE Featuring JASON DERULO」on November 8.
The new song will be released under the name "Jin Akanishi". The song is an up-tempo, R&B duet with popular young artist Jason Derulo (22) who reached number 1 on the US charts in 2009.
The meaning of the song title「TEST DRIVE」is "Why don't you give me a try? (go out together)". Derulo commented, "Jin is an easy guy to get along with. I really enjoyed recording with him".
The American release of his song will be by digital download release rather than by CD release. It has been decided that a mini-album including three different songs will be released on CD in Japan on December 7. His American album is planned to release next year and it is said that he is currently in the middle of recording.