X Japan Single "Jade" Launches Worldwide June 28
posted on by Andrew Osmond
"Jade," the new single from the rock band X Japan, will be available in North America, Europe, and Latin America on June 28 in digital format. "Jade" is the first track from the band's English debut album, currently in the final stages of recording. Japan will get the single as a full-length ringtone first on June 28, and then the song will be available as a standard single in Japan and Southeast Asia on July 13.
Written and produced by Yoshiki (the band's leader/producer/songwriter/drummer/pianist), "Jade" was recorded in Japan and at Yoshiki's own Los Angeles studio (the same studio where Metallica recorded its Black album).
The song features the drums and bass of Yoshiki and Heath, respectively, the twin guitars of Pata and Sugizo, and Toshi's vocals. Most of the lyrics are in English.
"Jade" coincides with the X Japan's June 28 sold-out show at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London and the start of the band's world tour. X Japan has sold more than 30 million albums, singles, and videos.