Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

 








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Mondai Girl
Invader Invader
Candy Candy




18th March 2015
Mondai Girl
Written by Rachel Yarwood
"Mondai Girl" is not really one of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's most exciting single releases to date but the sugary sweetness of her vocals and the 'bubblegum' pop is still a focal point. 
Although this release is not going to be one that gets you shifting furniture for a make shift dance floor, "Mondai Girl" brings a more toned down sound that is a single to relax-and-listen-to rather than dance and listen to. 
There is a definite 'Nintendo Mario' sound to the title track and of course Kyary's perfectly pitched range that becomes even more cuter where the chorus is concerned, but apart from the game soundtrack element (which isn't all that original), there is not an awful lot else that you can take away from this track in particular which is a real shame. 
The rest of the single follows pretty much the same way and it almost becomes questionable whether the spark that we first felt with Kyary and her quirky style of music is beginning to fizzle out. 
The final remix track of previously released "Candy Candy" does hold some redeeming qualities but you really don't want a remix to be the top track on a new release, so we shall just have to sit tightly and wait to see what the Kawaii Queen is going to do next. 
"Mondai Girl" will be released officially on the 18th of March and it will come in a Regular Edition and a Limited Edition. 
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15th May 2013
Invader Invader
Written by Rachel Yarwood
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's newest single "Invader Invader" continues to infect the pop scene with her 'kawaii' flair, colourful visuals and the extremely catchy mix of musical styles. 
"Invader Invader", which is the first track on the release, is another sound track from the young musician that will be sure to impress her fans worldwide. Still using the rather retro electronic sounds, and for this track (whilst taking in the name... think along the lines of Space Invaders), Kyary is keeping to the upbeat, interesting and enjoyable melodies once more. 
However she is also giving it, as always, a good show at infiltrating other styles into her already unique style of music. For this new song there is an addition of what can only be described as dubstep. This might put many off when reading this, but the addition is only slight and has actually been worked very well into the track. 
As with much of her mork the chorus is the most infectious, with the ultimate catchy lyrics and increase of melody that any fan regardless of language barriers can join in with, are simple and repetitive but guaranteed to get you mouthing the words at the very least. If the track alone is not enough to spark a reaction vocally, or getting your toes tapping, the accompanying video might help things along. Equally as colourful as the song is, the video for "Invader Invader" is 'otherworldly' complete with furry aliens, a robot DJ and Kyary's dance moves that are easy enough to follow along with if it takes your fancy. 
 "Invader Invader" will be released officially on the 15th of May and will be released in two editions in total; Regular and Limited. 
The Regular Edition will feature three tracks, "Invader Invader", "Point of View" and "Fashion Monster".
The Limited Edition will feature the same number of tracks but will also come with an additional photo book. 
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4th April 2012
Candy Candy
Written by Rachel Yarwood
Harajuku sensation Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been livening up the pop scene with her bright and cheerful melodies and has now returned promptly with her newest single release "Candy Candy". 
"Candy Candy" begins with a gentle music box style melody, something simple to open the track with, which as the introduction progresses is backed by a simple beat. Yet, as unimaginative as this might sound, as Kyary begins with the first verse you find yourself intrigued as to where this track will be heading. 
As the chorus takes over, the melody picks up slightly, and the style becomes more of a dance track. Kyary mixes both Japanese with English lyrics, in which you'd have to be extremely against this new song or very (very) self controlled to not sing the words. The lyrics of the chorus, in English, are highly repetitive but strangely not to the point where it becomes annoying. Instead, Kyary's vocals compliment the style very well and after a minute or so you might just start to crave those sugary treats which she is singing about. 
The music video itself, is not just cute and bright with pastel shades and a singing puppet onion, but with a peculiar dance routine and a questionable addition to the performing girls, it all adds some humour to the video altogether making for some interesting and amusing watching. Although it's not exactly certain where the onion fits in with a song that is tempting viewers and listeners to raid the sweet stands at the local newsagent, but it cannot be denied for it's comical appearance and role in the music video. 
"Candy Candy" will be released on the 4th of April and will be released in two different versions. 
The first will be the Regular Edition which features "Candy Candy", "Demo Demo Mada Mada" and "Choudo ii no (extended mix)".The second will be the Limited Edition which features all three of the aforementioned tracks but will be presented in a special photo book shaped package.