Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announces second album

By | Published on Friday 24 May 2013

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Following her sold out debut London show earlier this year, Japanese popstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has announced details of her second album, ‘The What The!? Collection’ (or ‘Nandakorekushon’). The album will be released in Japan on 26 Jun and sees her work again with Capsule’s Yasutaka Nakata as songwriter and producer.

Announcing the release, Pamyu Pamyu said: “My second album will finally be released! It would make so happy if the picture for the limited edition made you mutter, ‘What the!?’ The CD also has all sorts of songs, from the rock-flavoured ‘Fashion Monster’ to the sparkly alien song ‘Invader Invader’, so please look forward to it! It definitely won’t let you down! I want you all to hear it soon!”

I’m not sure why she thinks the artwork on the limited edition version is more surprising than the standard edition, cos it really isn’t. But anyway, there’s no word if this album (in any form) will receive an official UK release, though, like her debut, ‘Pamyu Pamyu Revolution’, it should at least be available through iTunes.

Watch the video for recent single ‘Invader Invader’ below, a good example of how dubstep sounds have suddenly started, er, invading Japanese pop lately.

And, just for good measure, here’s the album’s tracklist:

Ninja Re Bang Bang
Kimi Ni 100%
Super Scooter Happy
Invader Invader
Fashion Monster
Saigo No Ice Cream
Noriko To Norio
Otona Na Kodomo