J-pop sensation Hikaru Utada is currently on the comeback trail, and she recently hit the NHK SONGS stage to perform “Michi”, “Hanataba Wo Kimi Ni”, and a new song “Tomodachi“!
"Tomodachi" is a collaboration with Nariaki Obukoro and is a song of unrequited love between a two people, one of whom is gay.
Check out Hikaru's performance of "Tomodachi" right here:
Given the song's underlying LGBTQI theme, some fans couldn't help but point out that the song was performed by a straight woman, to which Hikaru had a surprising but insightfully revealing reply:
Hikaru is known for her support of the LGBTQI community, and her reply is quite heartwarming to see.
In addition to "Tomodachi", Hikaru also performed her recently released tracks "Michi" and "Hanataba Wo Kimi Ni", which you can watch right here.
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Hanataba Wo Kimi Ni