Crystal Kay Rule Your World
Tired of tanking in Japan, Crystal Kay has been trying to make her career happen in the States since last year. I haven’t been following her every move but I have been casually observing her American exploits from a distance. I know that she dropped that “Dum Ditty Dumb” song, followed it up with the corny “Busy Doing Nothing” that sounded like something a Nickelodeon kid would release, and showed up to a Grammy after party in an amazing dress.

Her latest single, “Rule Your World,” hit iTunes and Spotify today, and it’s surprisingly better than I expected. A lush pre-chorus and outro along with a Japanese rap break that belongs in an Avril Lavigne “Hello Kitty” remix makes “Rule Your World” a little more than just your standard by-the-numbers hip-hop jam. An electric guitar riff aims for Miguel and Prince level sensuality but fails, but I still appreciate that she tried.

Not a bad effort, but I just wish she’d re-do “Konya wa No.1” in English with a little touch up to the production instead. You know it’d slay.

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  • Johnnyyy

    Is she American? she doesn’t really look Japanese at all

    • She’s a half Korean half African-American J-pop star LOL.

      • Johnnyyy

        no wonder she’s not selling in Japan

        • kimkyok

          Well she’s not selling in Japan anymore, over the past 6 years she’s been declining. But she was rather big when she first started her career.

  • niyahhill

    -shrugs- Definitely not one of her best songs,It sounds like she trying to copy some of the american popular r&b artists style (seven streeter)with this song.

  • mergong

    Sounds like what Tinashe would record for her major label album. Which is good.