Is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu A Modern Day Philosopher?
J-Pop sensation or kawaii Socrates? Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has just released a mind bending morality music video…
By Tamara Roper
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is about to take over the world. Bringing J-Pop out of Japan and into the Western hemisphere, her London show in April sold out to an army of candy clad misfits. Having just announced that we can expect collaborative work with one of the UK’s most innovative music producers, SOPHIE, expect KPP’s face to popping up a lot more.
To prep us for her Western takeover, she’s just released a typically kawaii music video. Entitled Kira Kira Killer (translation: Sparkly Murder?!), it’s a pastel coloured sensation with bigger ideas than you might expect from someone who dresses up as a bear on stage. We think it’s an alarmingly bright take on world religions, science and morality, so we dug into the archives of A Level philosophy to try and help explain what on Earth is going on.
Dying and then reincarnation
So. A dark start to an otherwise overly colourful mélange of cuteness. Scene one sees Kyary dying and then being brought back to life, shedding her navy garms and coming back in enormous creepers and a dress that looks a little like the Michelin Man. Who said the afterlife couldn’t be quirky?
Circle of Life
Ah yes. Here is Kyary, surrounded by what can only be described as a circle of swimming sperm. A comment on the importance of contraception or merely a representation of the circle of life? We will never know.
To the untrained eye, Kyary standing astride a world atop an elephant atop three giant turtles might look like a massive game of animal Jenga. It is in fact a reference to the World Turtle, which bears great significance in Hindu, Chinese and Native American mythology. Naturally.
Tree of Life
Making sure all her Christian fans don’t feel left out with a classic bit of tree of temptation and evil snake imagery. We can’t quite work out what falling down the throat of a world wrapping snake means though…
Kyary Pamyu Einstein
Equating herself with one of the most famous and influential scientists of all time. Sounds legit.
Ending on a high note, Kyary dances inside the Flower of Life, a symbol of fortune in Buddhist faith. Perhaps an indicator of what’s to come for KPP. Who knows?