Ever wondered about Kenshi Yonezu‘s workout routine? The J-pop superstar’s new video for Chainsaw Man opening “KICK BACK” should raise your BPM a few notches.
Packed with high-intensity footage of Kenshi Yonezu training in the gym, the video also features a special guest appearance by Daiki Tsuneta (of King Gnu / millennium parade), who co-arranged the song with Yonezu. Released alongside the series’ third episode on Crunchyroll, the “KICK BACK” music video was directed by Yoshiyuki Okuyama, a photographer and video director previously worked with Kenshi Yonezu on his most recent artist photos and the “Kanden” music video.
The video arrives after a huge debut for the track, which hit #47 on Spotify’s Top 50 Global Chart upon its release on October 13th, marking the first time in history that a Japanese artist from Japan has appeared on the chart. The song also debuted on the Billboard Global 200 chart at #64 and cracked the Top 10 of their World Digital Song Sales at #7.
The global success of Kenshi Yonezu’s “KICK BACK” also includes the #1 spot on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, Top Streaming Songs, Top Download Songs, Hot Animation, and Top User Generated Songs, as well as their overall chart, Billboard Japan Hot 100 Songs, and Top User Generated Songs. Surpassing 30 million streams in just 10 days, “KICK BACK” marks the fastest release of Kenshi Yonezu’s to hit 10 million streams in less than 3 days. Beginning with an initial upload last week, Yonezu will debut 8 special videos from the Chainsaw Man opening sequence for the track’s Spotify Canvas. New canvas videos will be revealed every week to coincide with the new episodes.
Listen to “KICK BACK” alongside more music from the series on our Chainsaw Man playlist below: