Watch: Chairlift Video for Japanese Version of “I Belong In Your Arms”
Caroline Polachek Sings in Japanese in Karaoke-Inspired Video
Chairlift's Caroline Polachek spent a portion of her childhood in Japan and apparently speaks the language a bit (or maybe she's fluent), enough at least to do a Japanese version of "I Belong in Your Arms," for which the band has released a video for. Only the chorus is in English.
The song is taken from Chairlift's excellent second album, Something, released earlier this year. The album is finally out in Japan this week via Young Turks and in its honor this Japanese version of "I Belong in Your Arms" will be released as a limited edition 7-inch, with another version of the song (dubbed the "instrumental karaoke version") by Kurt Feldman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Ice Choir on the B-side.
The video is fittingly inspired by bad karaoke videos, complete with weird green screened backgrounds, a couple of stepladders for some reason, passenger jets flying overhead, and Japanese lyrics at the bottom of the screen. Check out the video below.