Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Internationally successful J-Pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has become the figurehead for all things kawaii — the Japanese word for “cute” or “adorable” — which has become a tag for everything from clothing styles to music trends. Her new album, Pika Pika Fantajin, is out in the US at the end of this month and will feature “Ring A Bell,” her first song sung entirely in English. It’s a bright, bubbly pop song and even though “I’m happy today!” isn’t necessarily the deepest lyric, Kyary is as charismatic as ever and it delivers exactly what people have come to expect and enjoy in her music. Listen below.

In even more exciting news, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has announced she will be going into the studio with UK producer SOPHIE, the central player (along with PC Music leader A. G. Cook) in the next-level dance music scene that some have referred to, coincidentally, as “cute music.” You can read an incredibly bizarre interview between the two over here.

Pika Pika Fantajin is out 7/29 via Warner Music Japan

Comments (10)
  1. twee as fuck.

  2. Goddamit P4K and SG need to stop covering KPP so us weeaboos can enjoy her in solitude again.

  3. this is unreal. who besides guys with creepy Asian girl fetishes could possibly enjoy listening to what sounds like a child who just inhaled helium babble like that?

  4. admittedly, this isn’t the deepest song, and actually i wish nakata worked a little longer on it, like bringing in a chorus at the end… or something. but kyary is not just for “guys with creepy Asian girl fetishes”. she’s now had 3 very successful albums, her first video has had i think 80 million views, she’s an iconoclast in a country where “bands” like AKB48 are designed by committee to appeal to the lowest common denominator. he producer is one of the best pop producers in the world, and now that she’s world famous, other great producers are flocking to her. i wish max tundra would do something with her.

  5. While I appreciate the exposure to international music, how about you stick to stuff that isn’t completely unpalatable.

  6. 4 minutes of my life I can never get back.

  7. Just got back from Tokyo where I bought this album the day it came out at Tower Records in Shibuya.
    Her last album made my top ten last year. While this one doesn’t have the barn-burners that one did, it’s still a fantastic pop album if you like this sort of thing.

    Which I do.

  8. I think Kyary Pamyu Pamyu might genuinely terrify me.

  9. In times like this, I just take a deep breath and repeat Gabe Delahaye’s words: We Should All Be So Lucky As To Find Something In This World That Makes Us Happy.

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