Toshi participated in X JAPAN’s PV shooting in Los Angeles, even though he had already decided to quit as a singer after that. The day after finishing the shooting, Toshi and Yoshiki went out for dinner together. Afterwards, they went to Yoshiki’s house and enjoyed conversation while drinking wine late into the night. Hours later, Yoshiki started playing a brand-new song “Born To Be Free” on the piano, and Toshi sang along with it. The beautiful melody and Toshi’s voice echoed around the room as if they would last forever. Toshi thought that he had nothing to lose any more and all he had left was to sing. And he decided to sing again.