In celebration of the 10th anniversary of her debut album, Japanese pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is set to release her much anticipated fifth full-length album Candy Racer on October 27th.
To further celebrate the 10th anniversary milestone, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu launched KRK LAB earlier this year, a new platform to distribute future projects that highlight her artistic and creative evolution. The upcoming album will be the first project to come out on through the new label.
Creation of the album brought together a number of creative minds who have worked with Kyary Pamyu Paymu over the years. All eleven tracks on Candy Racer were written and produced by Yasutaka Nakata, a legendary figure in the Japanese electro scene and one half of the music duo CAPSULE, who has produced all five of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s albums.
Additionally, Steve Nakamura returns as art director, Ken Hanzawa is the photographer, Kumiko Iijima serves as the singer’s stylist, and Shinji Konishi as her hair and makeup artist ─ all of which were with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu when she released her debut album ten years ago. Now, they have returned to encourage her, to not only stay connected to her roots, but to move forward without hesitation.
“My whole team and record label have been totally renewed at the timing of my 10th anniversary. Everything has changed, except me. Now it’s my turn to break out of my shell and take on various challenges. I will restart everything from scratch,” Kyary Pamyu Pamyu tells us, speaking about the upcoming new album.
In celebration of Candy Racer’s release, her first album in three years, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be putting on a special online performance on the 27th of October at 8:00 pm JST. The livestreamed event promises to feature a one-night-only-production from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, who will be performing a number of songs off her new album.