The first verse details a trip that Sawayama and her once-close friend took to Tokyo in 2012.We ran through the bright Tokyo lights, nothing to lose
Summer of 2012, burnt in my mind
Hot, crazy, and drunk, five in a room
Singing our hearts out to Carly, sweat in our eyes
The pair visited the same karaoke room that Sophia Coppola shot in the Lost in Translation
movie. There, they got drunk and danced to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe
." Sawayama told Genius
it "was a wild full circle moment" as frequent Carly Rae collaborator Kyle Shearer produced "Bad Friend."