After spending a year or two trying to crack the boring basic States for some reason (why even bother?), Crystal Kay has officially returned to J-pop.
Well, her big return was actually a few months ago with some safe OST single, but I’m pretending that “Revolution” –Crystal’s blistering EDM duet with J-pop’s Queen Bee Namie Amuro— is her official comeback track.
I can see why Namie was featured on “Revolution” because it sounds almost exactly like her own forays into electro club-pop and dubstep, just with better English enunciation.
These songs are often so generic by nature that they can easily be terrible to anyone with good taste, but “Revolution” isn’t like that. It’s urgent and exhilarating, and while I’d normally roll my eyes at a pop song with a chorus like “Let’s start a revolution!,” Crystal sings it with so much conviction that I believe it.
I can’t lie, this is much better than Namie’s Jolin Tsai collab.
Take a listen to a radio rip below.
[Via Arama Japan]