J-pop band back number released the music video accompanying its new single, “Old Fashion,” which became available on CD on Wednesday (Nov. 21).
The ballad, written as the theme song for an ongoing TV series, was released digitally Nov. 9 and sits at No. 4 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 dated Nov. 19. Although the track was released on a Friday, it also topped the iTunes weekly chart for two consecutive weeks.
The drama series featuring the band’s 19th single is a tear-jerking love story between a formerly successful novelist and a gynecologist suffering from early-onset dementia. The music video stars up-and-coming actor Kohta Yamato and is the band’s first that highlights a male protagonist.
The popular three-member band sold out a five-stop solo-headlining dome tour this year and has already announced the schedule for their massive 36-concert domestic arena tour for next year, kicking off in April and continuing through September.