Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Hits Studio With Mysterious Producer Sophie

Artists at the vanguard of "kawaii" link up for new tunes, interview

Sophie Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Sophie, kawaii as ever, at SXSW 2014 Photo by Jolie Ruben
Colin Joyce

J-Pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and the jittery, enigmatic U.K. beatmaker Sophie have been covering similar conceptual ground for some time now. The latter's Adderall-addled instrumentals seem a natural fit for Kyary's innately buoyant and saccharine songwriting and now according to Dazed, the two are working on a track together. In an interview that accompanies that news, the two exhibit an ideological symmetry to match the sonic similarity.

The two discuss the origins of Kyary's career-long fascination with mixing the kawaii with the absurd, as well as her thoughts on: the scariest sound in the world; the cutest sound in the world; and whether or not she thinks a car tire, a beach ball, a toy dolphin, an actual octopus, an eggplant, and a pair for fuzzy shoes are "cute." (For the record her answers are Slipknot, a xylophone, no, yes, yes, no, yes, and yes, respectively).

Interestingly enough, Kyary also mentions that her favorite recent song is Avicii's confounding Country-EDM track "Wake Me Up," but count on the Sophie collab being far more tasteful than that.


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