It’s been announced that Yamashita Tomohisa will sing the theme song for his upcoming drama, ‘Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata~Ending Planner~‘, which will start airing on January 12th through TBS. It’s been about six years since Yamashita sang a theme song as a soloist after “Daite Senorita“, which was the theme for the 2006 drama, ‘Kurosagi‘.
The new song is titled “Ai, Texas“, and it was written by Tica・α (a.k.a Yakushimaru Etsuko, the vocalist of rock band Soutaisei Riron), and composed by Nagai Seiichi (the guitarist of Soutaisei Riron). Within the song, there’s a dialogue part where Yamashita recites a line.
Yamashita commented, “‘Ai, Texas’ is a punchy song that I have rarely heard before, and it matches [well] with the drama. So, I want everyone to listen to it.”
As reported earlier, ‘Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata~Ending Planner~’ is set at a funeral parlor that receives bodies from the police, and Yamashita will play the protagonist who unwillingly inherits the funeral parlor after his father passes away.
“Ai, Texas” is scheduled to be released from Warner Music Japan later this spring.
Source: Oricon via tokyohive
Image: Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata~Ending Planner~ official site (TBS)