Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Yelle
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.



  • John Norman

    I don’t get the utada dig…

  • YEELE AAAAND KPP!

    MY BODY IS CRAVING!

  • Laurence Nope

    SOPHIE is male by the way.

    Usually when they try to beak Asian acts in the West they do it with the most generic Top 40 songs imaginable that cuts out anything that made the artist interesting in the first place so it never works. That doesn’t seem to be the case here and if an international push is indeed what is happening it looks like they’re going for hipster cred since they know Kyary will always be niche anyways, plus she can already sell out moderately sized venues in the US and Europe. As for which producers I’d want her to work with, I think Caroline Polachek of Chairlift could write a good song for her, maybe Anamanaguchi would be a good fit as long as they didn’t make it too gimmicky, and I’d love to hear a Kyary song produced by whoever it is that produces Nyusha’s stuff (mostly I’m bringing this up because why have I never seen you write about Russia’s greatest pop star?)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzy_UIsJW0Y

    • Male, are u serious? I was trying to tell by the Dazed piece but sounded female. Ugh lemme change this

    • Alexander Pavlov

      Nyusha write her songs herself, lyrics and music. And she is great, on of the best, which isn’t saying much, since Russia artist are all releasing piss poor quality music.

  • Sunny

    Que veux-tu is one of my fav songs from that album! and Mon pays…. i’m having high expectations from this collab. Wish Yelle would release more music though

  • Andrew Rod

    Kyary + Yelle = Match made in heaven

  • QueenKashiyuka

    this flawless pop collaboration