If one day Kyary Pamyu Pamyu all of a sudden said “GURL, BYE” to Yasutaka Nakata and decided to work with new producers outside of Japan, who would you want those producers to be? If you answered either Yelle or SOPHIE, then you’re in luck because it’s actually happening.
The wonderful news was revealed in a recent Kyary article on Dazed Digital, in which KPP revealed that she stans for Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. She also says that she’d like to snatch Diane Warren’s wig by contributing lyrics to her own songs in the future, and has plans to email Nakata some of her ideas.
Anyway, y’all should know who Yelle is (flawless French pop trio that makes way catchier music than everyone that isn’t T-ara), and that a Yelle x Kyary collaboration would be certifiably off the chain. “Safari Disco Club” basically is a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu song, anyway.
SOPHIE, on the other hand, is much newer to the music scene. S/he’s been making noise on the blogs for the past year with a few of his/her bouncy warped synth-pop singles. The most famous, “Bipp,” features squeaky vocals that could almost pass for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s with a little more kawaii thrown in.
Hooking Kyary up with foreign producers feels like a very calculated attempt from her label to break the Harajuku princess internationally. I’m a little apprehensive about these thangs, but looking forward to hearing @pamyurin try out some new sounds. Her ghostly Star Trek cut “Into Darkness” is outside of her usual realm of patchwork J-pop, but it’s one of my faves Kyary cuts, and both Yelle and SOPHIE could easily cook up something similar.
Kyary: This Is The One coming soon to Best Buy.