Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Release Candy Racer, the Singer’s First Full-Length Album in Three Years

20.September.2021 | MUSIC

Celebrating 10 years since her major debut, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her fifth full-length album Candy Racer on October 27, 2021. This will mark the singer’s first full-length album release in three years, her last being Japamyu in 2018.

 

 

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The fifth album, titled Candy Racer, will be produced by CAPSULE’s Yasutaka Nakata. It will feature 11 tracks, including the recently released single GENTENKAIHI, of which the wacky music video has amassed over 1 million views on YouTube. Previously released tracks Kimi ga LINE Kuretara and Gum Gum Girl will also be included, along with world fabrication, a cover of a pre-electronic CAPSULE track originally released in 2005.

 

Creation of the album brought together a number of creative minds who have worked with Kyary Pamyu Paymu over the years, including Steve Nakamura serving as art director, Ken Hanzawa acting as photographer, Kumiko Iijima returning as the singer’s stylist, and Shinji Konishi as Kyary’s hair and makeup artist. All of these individuals were with Kyary at the time of her debut, and have returned to encourage her to not only stay connected to her roots, but to move forward without hesitation.

 

The limited edition version will come with a special 64-page flipbook.

 

A number of bonuses have also been announced, from stickers, clear pouches, and mobile stand keychains. These will be available while supplies last, so fans looking to get their hands on some of this swag are encouraged to preorder the album.

 

Are you looking forward to hearing Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s new tracks?

 

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    Comment from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    “This tour is to commemorate my tenth anniversary, and as I travel all over Japan to express my gratitude to those who have supported me over the past decade, I also want to do something for everyone else. I’m happy to support these local companies and I’d like to work with them to revitalize the entire country. We’ll be engaging in all sorts of collaborations around Japan, so look forward to it!”


     

    January 16, Kanagawa Performance: Suzuhiro Kamaboko

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    *Otono Kuni (From 4th Album ‘Japamyu,’ 2018)
    Streaming Links: https://lnk.to/otonokuni

     

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    *Tsukematsukeru (1st Single, 2012)
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    Maybe Baby – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Opening Song for Ninjala Anime Series) 

     

     

    Maybe Baby Playback Campaign on LINE MUSIC

     

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    Comment from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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    © GungHo Online Entertainment・TV Tokyo

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    Crocs ‘Just the Way I Am’

     

    Crocs Interview with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

     

    Yuni Akino

    Riho Shamura

    Fuyuki Shimazu

     

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