Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
has released her new album Pika Pika Fantajin
today in the US. The album is Kyary’s third full-length effort, which Pitchfork
proclaims, “highlights the diversity within her songbook”
and “reveals she’s more than a weird-Japan meme.”
This diversity is most noticeable with “Ring a Bell” – Kyary’s first song sung entirely in English
. Another highlight on the album is the lead single, “Kira Kira Killer,”
which has already garnered over a million views on YouTube in just one month. You can watch the mesmerizing video HERE
. “Pika Pika Fantajin” is available for purchase at iTunes
Pika Pika means shiny, glossy, and lustrous. Fantajin is a very Kyary-like coined word of “fantasy” + “people.” Just as the title, the album cover (pictured above) describes one of Kyary’s interpretations of the world of fantasy. Concert DVDs will come with the limited editions and feature documentary of her on-going world tour, “NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014,” which made a special stop in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 20.
The reigning Queen of J-Pop’s new album, ‘Pika Pika Fantajin’ is the follow-up to 2012’s‘Nanda Collection,’ which garnered praise and attention from fellow global pop-stars Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, as well as media including Pitchfork, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Fader, MTV Iggy, Vice, and The Los Angeles Times. ‘Pika Pika Fantajin’ was produced by Yasutaka Nakata (Capsule), whom also produced her last two albums.
About Kyary Pamyu Pamyu:
Tokyo-born Caroline Charonplop Kyarypamyupamyu, who goes by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, is equally renowned for her fashion sense. She began her career as a model for Harajuku fashion magazines while she was still in high school, and has earned worldwide recognition for her daring and unique outfits. Now she has over two million followers on Twitter, which makes her the second most followed person in Japan. Kyary first burst onto the world stage in 2011 with her hit debut single “PONPONPON” and has since been nominated for The video, which you can watch here, has over 66 million views on Youtube, and counting. Her 2012 debut full-length album, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution topped the iTunes Electronic Charts in France, Belgium and Japan upon its release. Her second full-length album Nanda Collection, released in 2012, topped the national Oricon weekly chart, ranking on the Electronic albums chart in 23 countries. Kyary has sold more than 500k albums and 2.8 million tracks worldwide and her music videos have garnered over 2.2 billion views on YouTube.
Pika Pika Fantajin
01. Pika Pika Fantajin
02. Kira Kira Killer
03. Yumeno Hajima Ring Ring
05. Serious Hitomi
06. Do Do Pi Do
07. Family Party
08. Ring a Bell
09. Tokyo Highway
10. Koi Koi Koi
11. Sungoi Aura
Purchase Kyary’s new album “Pika Pika Fantajin” on iTunes or Amazon.