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