- Into Darkness
1. Into Darkness
While I know that it’s more of a Nakata and J.J. Abrams track (as that’s the artists are), I feel like it’s also Kyary’s because she’s the one singing here. Anyways, Into Darkness was an interesting step for Nakata due to the arrangement having a more foreboding and chilling sound than any of his other works (at the time). That said, this darker electro sound was also quite something we would’ve expected Kyarypamyupamyu to be involved in as it’s WAY different to stuff we get. Anyways, Kyary only sings in two short verses in the song which is a bummer because those are far and beyond the best parts of the track. Rest of the track is mostly Nakata’s arrangement and a robotic voice repeating the title of the track. Not bad, but I think there could’ve been more to the track.
So as this digital single was released right after Kyarypamyupamyu’s “Nanda Collection”, this song at the time was something unheard of from her fans (although “Fashion Monster” is probably the closest she had gotten at the time. Into Darkness is an interesting rarity here with its tie-in to the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie that was out. Honestly I kind of wish she and Nakata did something like this again, but ever since, her sound has kept up her cutesy side for the most part >.<