Stray Kids releases Japanese song 'MANIAC –Japanese ver.-'

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Stray Kids releases Japanese song 'MANIAC –Japanese ver.-'

Stray Kids [JYP ENTERTAINMENT]

Stray Kids [JYP ENTERTAINMENT]

 
Boy band Stray Kids released a new Japanese song “MANIAC –Japanese ver.-" on Wednesday and it’s already topping charts.  
 
The boy band pre-released the song, which will be included on its second Japanese EP “Circus,” prior to the EP's drop on June 22. 
 
The song topped Line Music’s Real-time Song Top 100 and iTunes’ charts in 12 countries including Thailand and Vietnam.  
 
“Circus” will consist of six tracks including the title track “Circus,” two new songs “Fairytale” and “Your Eyes,” and “Maniac,” the lead track of its most recent EP “Ordinary.”  
 
Members Bang Chan, Changbin and Han, who also make up the boy band’s producing unit 3Racha, participated in writing the music and lyrics for “Circus.” 
 
The boy band kicked off its second world tour “Stray Kids 2nd World Tour ‘Maniac,’” on April 29 in Seoul. The boy band will hold a series of concerts in Japan from June 11 followed by the U.S. from July 1 and back in Japan on July 26 and 27.  
 
Stray Kids debuted in 2018 and consists of members Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and I.N. The band is known for hits such as “My Pace” (2018), “Miroh” (2019), “God's Menu” (2020) and “Back Door” (2020). Its most recent EP “Oddinary” (2022) released in March sold over 1 million copies.
 

BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [yim.seunghye@joongang.co.kr]
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