After releasing an Easter-themed single back in 2017, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu arrives back onto the scene in 2018 with a brand new single. The new track that one begs to ask: Is this chock-full of ‘attitude’ or is it a track that has no personality at all? Should one go into this with a low-expectation attitude or is there something more? Continue onward.
Kimi no Mikata
Since “Kimi no Mikata” is the only track for the single, I’ll make this a bit lengthier. Coming into this song, I certainly did not have a great attitude, due in part to the lacking quality that was Kyary’s last few efforts prior to the single (except for “Todoke Punch”, because how one can say that’s lacking is beyond me). However, upon first listen, I was taken in. The entire song carries the usual Yasutaka-Kyary mixture of sound (and doesn’t offer anything new in that department), but the track almost has a nostalgic feel in that it sounds like it would be something off of Pamyu Pamyu Revolution, Kyary’s debut album. This is a fun track, and it does maintains a nice catchy quality. It is mildly repetitive, but this is a song that I believe I will listen to more often. The xylophone-like beats mesh very well with the familiar Yasutaka synth. I also enjoyed that Kyary sounded like she had ‘rapped’ (which, I guess, one could call it rapping) through the entire song. Without a doubt, this is one song that may change your attitude in regards to Kyary’s current musical catalog.
Kyary delivers a slight return-to-form for the start of her 2018 activities with sole song “Kimi no Mikata”. The track, while still very Kyary and Yasutaka in sound, brings new life into Kyary’s career, which I admit, has plateaued since 2012. From this point on, I’m anticipating what she will be doing next, and I certainly hope she won’t be just releasing ONE single for 2018.