Shiina Ringo will release a new single on June 11 to be used as the theme song for NHK’s soccer coverage, including J-League, The Emperor’s Trophy, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. She commented: “Thank you for entrusting me with such an important mission. This time, the World Cup will be held in my admired Brazil. Maybe our group from Shimizu, the Brazil of Japan, can go here and make the best use of their skills. I’m going to recreate the excitement of the night before a match. I’m going to make it into a song. I will give my best effort to do so.”
On May 27, she will release her self-cover album Gyakuyunyuu – Kouwankyoku.