KYARY PAMYU PAMYU RELEASES THIRD ALBUM “PIKA PIKA FANTAJIN” TODAY
ALBUM INCLUDES KYARY’S FIRST EVER ALL-ENGLISH TRACK “RING A BELL”
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has released her new album, ‘Pika Pika Fantajin’ today in the U.S. 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 in just one month. You can watch the mesmerizing video below. ‘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, each three album covers (pictured above) describe Kyary’s interpretation 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 will be making a special stop in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 20th.
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 2 million followers on Twitter, which makes her the 2nd most followed person in Japan. Kyary first burst onto the world stage in 2011 with her hit debut single “PONPONPON.” 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 2nd 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.
Official Site: http://kyary.asobisystem.com/english/