J-pop singer-songwriter Motohiro Hata teased the new music video accompanying his upcoming single, “Raspberry Lover.”
The theme of the catchy pop number is unrequited love, and the lyrics depict the pain, bitterness and longing of a one-sided attraction, which is a step away from the “nice guy” image he has been linked with thanks to his heart-warming hit ballad “Himawari no yakusoku” from 2014.
The accompanying video by Kyotaro Hayashi — the director of Kenshi Yonezu‘s “Teenage Riot,” Masaki Suda‘s “Machigaisagashi,” and more — is drenched in red, playing off the “raspberry” motif that also appears in the lyrics, heightening the passionate theme of the number.
Motohiro Hata is set to release his new album, Copernicus, on Dec. 11, and will embark on a 17-concert domestic tour promoting the set starting March 2020. “Raspberry Lover” was released digitally Sunday (Oct. 20), ahead of its CD release Nov. 6.