Watch Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Dream-Like ‘Mottai Night Land’ Video
Japanese pop singer's first single since this summer's 'Nanda Collection' gets cartoonishly ornate visuals
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is already big in Japan, but the flat world of YouTube should give her plenty of opportunities to extend her reach. The Fader points to the new video for “Mottai Night Land,” a new single not included on this summer’s Nanda Collection, and it’s a thing to behold. The ever-kawaii singer dances with a moon man, eats a muffin man’s head, and snoozes with a bubble coming out of her face in a brightly colored, constantly eye-popping clip. There’s a brief animated portion, a flying boat, and then, mind-bendingly in such a jejune setting, a pair of grotesquely masked dancers in bikinis. The song — all beaming, chirpy melodies and whirligig chimes — is almost as giddy. The overall effect is something like the difference between someone telling you their crazy dream and actually inviting you into it.