Utada Hikaru will be releasing a new single titled "Hatsukoi" on May 30.
The new song is the image song for the new TBS drama "Hana Nochi Hare". It was played during the show's premiere on April 17.
According to Hikaru, writing the song for the show came naturally due to the drama's themes aligning with feelings she's already had.
"The themes [the drama] deals with are universal. Everyone, regardless of age or sex, will try to adapt to the environment they're in, to fit into the context of society and the people around them. There are a lot of scenes that have also occurred in my mind, and the appearance of characters that coincide with my own essence," she said.
"Hana Nochi Hare" is sequel to the popular drama "Hana Yori Dango". Hikaru's hit single "Flavor of Life ~Ballad Version~" was used as the image song for the original series.