EXILE ATSUSHI will be releasing a new single titled "Just The Way You Are" on April 11.
The song is a cover of Bruno Mars' debut single of the same name. ATSUSHI will be giving the song Japanese lyrics for his version.
"[Bruno Mars] is one of the world's most talented artists...If I can sing this amazing piece in Japanese, then I can convey its message to the hearts of Japanese people, and a warm message can be delivered," ATSUSHI said.
ATSUSHI, who had moved overseas in 2016 to study English and improve his ability to compete in a global market, met Bruno Mars in August 2017 during a concert in Washington, D.C. The two have stayed in touch since then, with gifts being exchanged as music was being created.
"I'm very happy to have met a big star in Japan. I'm very proud that he's covered my song "Just The Way You Are". Thank you," Mars said.
The new single will be ATSUSHI's first solo single since making his return to Japan earlier this year. It is also his first solo single since "Sakura no Kisetsu" was released on February 4, 2015.