The English version of "Hikari," the vocal theme song of Kingdom Hearts, will now be titled "Simple and Clean." Japanese pop star Utada Hikaru, who performs the vocals to "Hikari," also sings the English lyrics. For many of you who have already seen the English lyrics to the "Hikari" remix, this "news" proves that we live in a vacuum.
Utada Hikaru was born in New York to Japanese parents with roots in the Japanese music industry. Her facility with both Japanese and English song lyrics have distinguished her as a "third culture" singer in the JPop sphere. She was responsible for the hit singles "Simple and Clean" and "Sanctuary," which appeared prominently in the Kingdom Hearts series of games.