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EXILE - Awakening -

"Awakening",
the 5th digital single of EXILE's singles
to be released for 6 consecutive months,
will come out on 6/1 (Fri.)!!

This song has been chosen as the theme song for "2018 TBS Soccer Telecast"!

Road to "STAR OF WISH"
"EXILE FRIDAY" is an ongoing promotion where a new song is released on the first Friday of every month for 6 consecutive months. Now it comes to its 5th month!!
EXILE will release their first in 3 years original album on 7/25 (Wed.). Their nationwide dome tour EXILE LIVE TOUR 2018 "STAR OF WISH" will start at Kyocera Dome Osaka on 9/15 (Sat.). The schedule has been unveiled and the expectations for the tour grow!!
Japan's final squad was announced and "Awakening" had been selected as "2018 TBS Football Telecast Theme Song" that will bring excitement to the global football contest. This song can strike a chord with perseverant people who never give up challenging. The soul awakens at the moment when all passion is unleashed.

Its lyrics convey the thoughts of ATSUSHI who has loved football since childhood and carries his hope to "cheer for Japan national football team that will enter global football contest".

Lyric video produced by EXILE ATSUSHI
has been unveiled!!

Both the lyrics and the lyric video are created by ATSUSHI.
ATSUSHI has poured his love for football he has liked since childhood, dreams pinned on the ball and enthusiasm of chasing the ball till the last second into "Awakening". The lyric video is created from all his enthusiastic thoughts and scenes of children who played at the futsal tournament "EXILE CUP".
Scenes of the young boys playing so hard to score a goal and ATSUSHI's lyrics are wonderfully linked together, making it a magnificent lyric video!
Please enjoy the lyric video of "Awakening" and get excited in this June!!

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Song sample of Awakening

★Rakuten Music campaign is underway★

You can listen to "Awakening" and get Rakuten super points and poster with the members' handwritten signatures!

Open My Music on Rakuten Music and play "Awakening" released on 6/1 (Fri.), then you will receive 100 Rakuten super points which can be used on Rakuten Books!
In addition, 3 lucky winners will be chosen via lottery and receive "a poster with all the EXILE members' handwritten signatures"!

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Campaign Period

6/1 (Fri.) 00:00 ~ 6/14 (Thu.) 19:59

EXILE ATSUSHI's Comment

I wrote lyrics of "Awakening" with the hope that this song can give power to players of the World Cup, even just a little.
From 2010, EXILE encourages children through soccer tournament "EXILE CUP" which is themed upon "Dreams For Children". Since I also played soccer, it will be a really delightful thing if this song can give a boost to Japan's soccer community.

Feelings for Road to "STAR OF WISH" ~ EXILE FRIDAY

To give a boost to the live tour, we release songs incorporated with EXILE's ideas every month.
I hope you could listen to the songs released every month and feel the thoughts that EXILE want to convey to you. Please stay tuned for the EXILE FRIDAY project in June and July and our album with many new songs which will be released this summer as well as our tour "STAR OF WISH". I wish you happy every day!

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