Interview: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu & Sabrina Carpenter discuss what it is that draws them to pop music

09.May.2019 | FEATURES / MUSIC

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her new single KIMIGA IINE KURETARA on May 10. The song is used as the main theme song for the Japanese TV drama Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku. The pop track’s music embodies the feeling you get when you get a ‘like’ on social media. The song is a positive and supportive message to the lost kids in today’s social media age.

 

Another modern pop icon enjoying huge popularity is American singer-songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter. She is known for starring as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. Her professional music career began in 2015 with the release of her debut album Eyes Wide Open. The singer recently came to Japan to perform at Ex Theater Roppongi on April 4 in support of her 2018 album Singular Act: I. We were able to bring both these pop icons together for a chat.

 


 

――You were already a fan of Kyary, weren’t you, Sabrina?

 

Sabrina Carpenter: Yes, I’m a fan! Her nails look really cute today!

 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Oh, thank you!

 

 

――How did you come to know about Kyary?

 

Sabrina:So, my sister was in the car with her boyfriend. He’s actually a big fan. He put on PONPONPON, and I was like, “Oh my gosh, this is amazing!” I got into it and I sent him this video of me singing the song from top to bottom. Ever since then I’ve been a huge fan, I did a deep dive and listened to everything.

 

――You previously posted PONPONPON as your favourite song on your Instagram story.

 

Sabrina:Yeah, that was the last time I was here. It’s been just under a year.

 

Kyary :Wow. That makes me really happy to hear.

 

 

――The theme of today’s talk is “A Chat With US & Japanese Pop Icons.” You’re both active internationally in your careers. What have your experiences been like performing abroad?

 

Sabrina: I guess for me, I think abroad there’s obviously a language barrier for us, and so I think the most powerful thing is to see how powerful the music translates, the melodies, and the way songs make you feel. It has such an impact on the crowds, and you know, also seeing people crying even though we’re speaking different languages. I think that’s probably been the most moving aspect of performing abroad. The crowds have been bigger on this [Japan] tour, and there’s been a lot of new music that they’ve been singing along to. There’s also been a lot of things they bring to the show, like the flags and the posters and signs. I think they just bring so much energy to every show. [But] whenever I finish a song, it’d be so quiet you could hear a pin drop, and that was something I had to get used to because usually we’re very loud in America. But this time they were pretty loud.

 

Kyary:I’ve had the chance to tour various countries like America and China. Even though I don’t expect them to be able to speak Japanese, everybody remembers all the Japanese lyrics [in my songs]. Obviously it’s not a language they use often so there are some mistakes here and there, but that’s what makes it so sweet.

 

Sabrina:That’s me! That’s me singing your songs! [laughs].

 

 

――So with music you are able to bring people together regardless of language or country. What’s the most important think when it comes expressing yourselves?

 

Kyary:What’s important for me is challenging myself to doing the things that I want to do. I’m a solo artist, and so I get support from my staff members to everything to life, but I always treasure thinking up and expressing concepts with each new song. And to do that I regularly write down the things that interest me, like when watching a film. I go to watch various different things.

 

Sabrina:I’m very similar in the way that I don’t like to do the same thing twice, or three times. I feel like it’s not stretching me as a person or as an artist, and it’s also not stretching the fans. I think they deserve to grow just as much as we do. They’re along for this ride. Obviously they look for some sort of guidance, some sort of love they get from the artist they look up to. I think it’s also important for me to take those risks and challenges to inspire them to take risks and challenges too.

 

 

――What’s something that has inspired you both recently?

 

Kyary:If we’re talking recently… Tim Burton’s “Dumbo.”

 

Sabrina:Dumbo! I loved that too!!

 

Kyary:I’ve seen the original animated version, but Tim Burton has taken all the great things about it and put his unique spin on it. It turned out really wonderful. The CG in the facial expressions is superb too. It was a really charming fantasy [movie]. It made me tear up.

 

Sabrina:Aww, that’s so cute! [laughs] [For me] probably the places I’ve been travelling. I will find so much inspiration within different places, different cultures. The kind of art and photography I see in the places I’m in.

 

 

――Have you been inspired by anything in Japan?

 

Sabrina:Harajuku! I went for my first the day before yesterday. I’ve been to Tokyo many times but I’ve never had a day off so I never got to explore.

 

Kyary:Which part of Harajuku did you go to?

 

Sabrina:The vintage shops in Ura-Harajuku. We also went to teamLab, that whole art museum.

 

Kyary:The teamLab exhibitions are so good, I’ve been too!

 

Sabrina:It was so beautiful.

 

 

――You mentioned Harajuku. Kyary knowns Harajuku inside and out. She might be able to recommend you some places to visit.

 

Kyary:Sabrina is someone who would look good in any outfit, so I want to see you try dressing up in Lolita clothes [laughs]. I think you will look really cute.

 

Sabrina:Yeah, I would love to! I honestly was looking for a lot of like ‘kawaii’ [stuff].

 

Kyary:I recommend the basement floor of Laforet Harajuku, they have things like Lolita and punk fashion. That might be a good spot for you.

 

Sabrina:Yeah! I wanna get some. You’ll have to style me.

 

 

――Both of you are close to your fans through social media. When talking about things that inspire you in daily life and let you discover new things, has social media been a big influence?

 

Sabrina:I think for me it has forced me to think a little bit more about what [fans] would want to see in my daily life. Which I feel like normally I wouldn’t be living through my phone; I’d be living through my eyes. But because I’m close with them I think that that has made me want to kind of be more interactive with them, show them parts of my days.

 

 

――So in a sense, it feels like you’re working together with your fans?

 

Sabrina:Yeah, it really does. If they weren’t at the shows we couldn’t do the shows. No one would come, there’d be no show!

 

 

――How about you, Kyary?

 

Kyary:When I perform abroad I can see who has been tagged on social media at the shows so I can see everyone’s thoughts and comments. Being able to see things like that so directly makes it a great tool. It often cheers me up seeing people write things about me or when they send me messages, so [social media] is also a motivator to work hard.

 

Sabrina:Usually with social media the experiences that you have sometimes are more negative than they are positive. But it also depends on how you’re looking at it. I shouldn’t say that because there’s many positive experiences. I think the most positive things that I’ve been able to see on social media are honestly just the fact that there are so many people in the world that we don’t know, and the majority of people use it to say really kind things to one another and support each other.

 

 

――Kyary’s new song KIMIGA IINE KURETARA is about social media. How did you feel when you received the song from [your producer] Yasutaka Nakata?

 

Kyary:The song is the main theme for the TV drama Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku, and so it’s a song that’s based around that, but honestly the first time I heard it I really felt that it was relevant to today. We really live in an age right now where social media penetrates out everyday lives, and for that reason it felt very 2019.

 

 

――I really like how the song features sounds that remind you of the action of ‘liking’ something [on social media].

 

Kyary:Yeah, it has a ‘Pyu!’ kind of sound.

 

Sabrina:That’s funny.

 

 

――What did you focus on when recording?

 

Kyary:I focused on how I sang the first verse. The pitch in the first verse of this song is low. I have a high voice, so that part was a little tough.

 

Sabrina:That’s funny. I sound like a man.

 

 

――No, no, that’s not true [laughs].

 

Sabrina:I’m the opposite of Kyary. I always have a tough time with the higher parts [laughs].

 

 

――What’s something you both really strive to work on in what you do?

 

Sabrina:I think honestly like you step out of your comfort zone. It’s the same as how we have to try new things to feel inspired. When you’re creating a show or you’re creating visuals for an album―that’s when you get to let you personality come through.  Because it’s all live, you know. They’re paying to see a live show so I think it’s important that they see a live show.

 

Kyary:My concept has always been to take the things that girls dream of and bring them to life in the real world. When I’m coming up with a theme, I sometimes have moments where I’m stuck for a good idea. But I’m not alone, I know it will all come together in the end because of all the people I have around me.

 

 

――Your recent outdoor solo concert at Izumo-taishi as part of your 2019 Oto no Kuni Live Tour was full of ideas that were very like you.

 

Kyary:In my performances I value that feeling of bringing to life a dream-like world while at the same time not wanting it to end. Like when you go to an amusement park and think, “I don’t wanna go home yet.” I want people to have that same kind of feeling.

 

Sabrina:It’s something not many people get to do so you have to have fun with it.

 

 

 

――What draws you both to pop music?

 

Sabrina:I personally think it is one of the most difficult genres of music to make, and make it properly. Because it is something that has to connect with such a large diverse group of people. We’re not just like catering to one person or one type of fan. I think pop music is ‘popular music,’ so it’s the thing that regardless of what you’re supposed to like you end up liking it, and so I think that’s why it’s really hard but it’s also very rewarding. I’ve just always been a fan of it overall. And like I said for me it doesn’t matter what language it’s in, it’s more just like the way the song makes you feel, the melodies of the song, what the song’s about. I think that makes good pop music.

 

 

――It’s true that pop music can’t be boiled down to a single definition. So could you say then that pop music can be anything?

 

Sabrina:It’s 80,000 different genres [laughs].

 

Kyary: [Laughs]. In my case, people call my music pop music, but at the beginning it was more subcultural. It wasn’t music that everybody liked. But more people came to hear about me around the time Tsukema Tsukeru [was released]. From there I was able to experience my music reaching out to various different people, which made me really feel that pop music doesn’t have any rules.

 

Sabrina:It also just makes you feel good. There’s a lot that makes us feel not great you know, in life, that I think it’s one thing we all look to. I wanna come to [Kyary’s] show.

 

Kyary:Please do! Where do you live in America?

 

Sabrina:I live in LA, but I’m originally from Pennsylvania.

 

Kyary:Ah, I’m performing at an event in LA [OTAQUEST LIVE] in July!

 

Sabrina:Amazing. I’ll be there. We’ll link up, I’ll show you some cool spots. Shopping! Rodeo Drive.

 

 

Interview & Text: Jin Sugiyama

Photo:MURA

Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

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  • Concert Review: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Performs Halloween Concert Online For Fans Worldwide

    02.November.2020 | MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s first-ever online concert “THE FAMILY 10.31” was held on October 31, aka Halloween Day, where she performed on the streaming site SHOWROOM. Kyary wanted to make this one-night-only concept concert like a movie, and so incorporated elements from horror films as Kyary herself is a horror fanatic.

    The show began with a creepy looking man appearing on the screen who called himself the Butler. The scene was set deep inside a forest which houses a certain residence. This residence belongs to The Family who decided to live in the forest to hide form humans.

     

    Fans watching the stream became part of the concert. In the story, viewers find themselves lost in the forest at the residence, and must pretend to be monsters so as to not be found out by The Family who detest humans. They are invited to a banquet hosted by The Family’s Master and Mistress and also meet a roster of other characters including the Twins and of course the eldest daughter who is accompanied by a black cat. The daughter was played by none other than Kyary Pamyu Pamyu who wore dark and smoky makeup and donned a black dress with a white cross and frills down it. The stage itself was themed on the residence’s reception hall where Kyary performed hits such as Fashion Monster and Kira Kira Killer.

    On another stage, fans who had purchased special tickets could be seen at home enjoying the concert using the streaming platform’s SHOWROOM Arena (β) function.

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu also performed Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix live for the first time with fans cheering in the back. The song was remixed by DJ Steve Aoki for the Nintendo Switch™️ global title Ninjala. The song is an arrangement of Kyary’s hit song and made to be more dance and club. Fans at home waved their penlights and towels to the track.

    Kyary changed into a different red and black outfit which looked like a rafflesia and performed more hit numbers like Invader InvaderMondai Girl, and Harajuku Iyahoi.

    Kyary was also able to do multiple things she wouldn’t normally be able to at an ordinary concert, like taking screenshots, or being reflected in the mirror as she sat in front of the dresser in the middle of the stage while performing Chami Chami Chaming. The entire set was a spook-filled Halloween extravaganza from the mind of Kyary.

    The final song of the main set was of course Kyary’s Halloween anthem Crazy Party Night ~Pumpkin no Gyakushu~. Kyary wrapped up her show by changing into a T-shirt to perform Kamaitachi for the first time as the encore, surprising fans as she so likes to do.

     

    The entire set was an incredible 18 songs which were packed full of creepy-cute fun for fans to enjoy.

     

    Photo © AKI ISHII

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix’ Now Available On Nintendo Switch’s Ninjala

    30.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The developers of the hit Nintendo Switch™ title Ninjala have collaborated with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu once again by putting Steve Aoki’s remix of her song Ninja Re Bang Bang into the game on October 29, 2020.

     

    In the colourful world of Ninjala, players blow bubble gum to craft different weapons and fight using the fighting style of ninjutsu. Players can also transform into nearby objects, and they must use parkour to traverse different landscapes while aiming to take down their opponents. Released on June 25 this year, the game has been downloaded over 5 million times.

     

    Steve Aoki released his remix of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s hit track Ninja Re Bang Bang back in June. The track was subsequently used to promote Ninjala in commercials as well as an animated music video. The song proved so popular it made it onto numerous huge music playlists. The song is now available in-game for a limited time via the in-game Select Shop where it can be purchased to be played as part of the game’s BGM.

     

    But that’s not all, as players can also purchase Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s outfit from the original Ninja Re Bang Bang music video including her costume and accessories. There’s also an Emote that recreates the choreography from the song’s chorus in the music video as well as a Ninja Re Bang Bang costume Ippon decoration.

     

    Kyary will perform live on the SHOWROOM video streaming service on Halloween day with a special concert entitled “THE FAMILY 10.31.” This themed show tells the story of a family living in a house in the woods. This one-night-only concept show will be streamed worldwide, and will see Kyary’s first-ever live performance of Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoi Remix.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment

    “I’d like to congratulate Ninjala on reaching 5 million downloads! People all around the world are enjoying the game right now, so I would love for them to get to hear ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix’ while playing the game! The ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang’ clothes and dance in the game are super cute, so you’re sure to enjoy them! I’ll also be performing the song live for the first time at my first online show, ‘THE FAMILY 10.31,’ on October 31! It’s gonna have a different vibe from anything I’ve done, so look forward to it.”

  • Nintendo Switch’s Ninjala Adds Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix’ to the Soundtrack

    09.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The developers of the hit Nintendo Switch™ title Ninjala announced in Dev Diary #10, which was posted on their official YouTube channel today, another collaboration with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

     

    In the world of Ninjala, players blow bubble gum to craft different weapons and fight using the fighting style of ninjutsu. Players can also transform into nearby objects, and they must use parkour to traverse different landscapes while aiming to take down their opponents.

     

    Steve Aoki release a remix of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s hit track Ninja Re Bang Bang back in June. The track was subsequently used to promote Ninjala in commercials as well as an animated music video. The song proved so popular it made it onto numerous huge music playlists. The song is now set to be released on Ninjala on October 29, 2020 for a limited time via the in-game Select Shop where it can be purchased to be played as part of the game’s BGM.

     

    Be sure to check out the full Dev Diary episode for details on the upcoming Season 3 as well as updates and more.

     

    © GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

  • Experience Shinjuku’s Famous Halloween Event Online at Virtual Shibuya

    03.October.2020 | SPOT

    The Virtual Halloween Committee has announced that it will host an online Halloween event inside Virtual Shibuya as a result of the pandemic and to mitigate crowded streets in Shibuya, a place which becomes a sea of people during the spooky holiday season.

     

    The event, titled Virtual Shibuya au 5G Halloween Fes, will begin on October 26 and run up to Halloween Day. It is being promoted with the hashtag #StayVirtual.

    Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project launched its new digital platform “Virtual Shibuya” back in May of this year. Officially recognised by Shibuya City, Virtual Shibuya comes in response to the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which has brought tight restrictions to the economy and people’s way of life. It will enable people to continue enjoying entertainment from the comfort of their homes by participating in a whole host of virtual events and activities. The project aims to deliver content from Shibuya with live performances from artists, art exhibitions, talks, and more. The use of 5G and the latest cutting edge technology will connect the real Shibuya to a virtual space, combining the realms of the digital and real world.

     

    The Halloween event is inviting a host of Japanese artists and comedians to perform inside the virtual space, which itself will be littered with all things Halloween like Jack-o’-lanterns, bats, and more. Users will also be able to dress their avatars in the appropriate clothing in line with the holiday season of scares. All of this aims to deliver the famous Shibuya Halloween experience that the people of Tokyo are so used to.

     

    Virtual Shibuya au Halloween Fes

    Virtual Shibuya is evolving and will be updated for the upcoming Halloween event. Users can look forward to a host of music events and talk events during this age of the ‘new normal.’

     

    au 5G Presents Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Virtual Mini Live

    Virtual Shibuya will host its very first virtual live concert to open the Halloween festival. Japanese pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is included in the performance line-up, who will be serving a very special one-night-only Halloween themed show inspired by horror movies. Titled “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Online Halloween Live 2020 THE FAMILY 10.31,” you can find out more about the concert here.

     

    au 5G Presents BiSH: Virtual Live

    Japanese idol group BiSH will also be playing a special Halloween show at the event.

     

    au 5G Presents “Everyone’s 5G” – Comedy Duo Wagyu Perform

    Japanese comedy duo Wagyu will perform live using 5G technology which will render them in high-speed, high quality holograms.

    The rest of the line-up and more details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Perform Online Live Show On Halloween Day

    01.October.2020 | MUSIC

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s schedule has been put on hold, with Coachella having been cancelled this year where she was set to perform for the first time, and the numerous summer festivals she plays at each year having been cancelled, as well as her nationwide Japan tour.

     

    But not all is lost however, as the Japanese pop star has big plans for the coming holiday season.

    Kyary will perform live on the SHOWROOM video streaming service on Halloween day with a special concert entitled “THE FAMILY 10.31.” This themed show tells the story of a family living in a house in the woods. This one-night-only concept show will incorporate lots of elements from horror movies, since Kyary is a horror movie fanatic.

     

    And to make fans feel more like they at the show and enhance the live experience, those who tune in to the concert can will be shown on the big screen at the venue at which Kyary will perform. After the show, Kyary will also host her very first post-concert talk event too.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is bringing special spooks to fans this year for Halloween.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment

    “This will be my first solo show in a while, and it’s my first ever online performance, so I’m feeling the nerves, but I’m also super excited and looking forward to it. It’s Halloween after all, so I want this show to be like watching an entire horror movie, so I’ll be putting my all into it. So tune in and enjoy from the comfort of your home!”

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Halloween Look Decorates Shiseido Beauty Square in Harajuku

    14.September.2020 | FASHION

    Following her firework-inspired summer promotion look for Shiseido Beauty Square, Japanese pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has returned to the beauty facility with an all-new Halloween look, first revealed on Friday.


    Kyary is serving a dark romantic world in Harajuku this Halloween, with Gothic hair and makeup that delivers us spook fantasy mixed with a bewitching, fairy tail-like sweetness. The look was brought to life thanks to Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu became the ambassador for Shiseido Beauty Square when it opened back in June. The concept of the beauty facility is centred on having people discovering their beauty, having fun, sharing experiences, and learning the latest in the scene

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