Tokyo Classified gives perhaps the best summation of BONNIE PINK's music.
"Like her idol Aimee Mann," the publication writes, "Pink combines a crystal-clear voice and unencumbered singing style with poetical, penetrating lyrics delivered in competent English and Japanese."
The comparrison to Mann isn't far off. PINK is the kind of introspective singer-songwriter who weds smart songwriting with an incredible performances.
Let Go, PINK's first album for Warner Music Japan -- and her third overall -- was cited by Steve McClure of Billboard magazine was one of the best albums of 2000 released in Japan.
Under her real name, Asada Kaori released her debut album Blue Jam in 1995. A year later, she met Cardigans producer Tore Johansson, with whom she recorded her next two albums, Heaven's Kitchen in 1996 and Evil and Flowers in 1998.
On Let Go, PINK enlisted the help of Mitchell Froom, who was so impressed with her, he gave her production credits. "I found her as talented in her own style as anyone I have worked with," Froom told Tokyo Classified. "Bonnie shares production credit since she had lots of opinions and so contributed a lot to the album musically."
After releasing her fourth album Just a Girl in October 2001, PINK spent most of 2002 collaborating with other various pop and R&B artists. She released a remix album of her song, re*Pink, in 2002.
At the start of 2003, PINK resumed her own career, releasing Present in February. A live album , Pink in Red, followed in September, and in 2004, she released Even So.
In spring 2005, PINK headed overseas to perform at a number of North American music festivals, including SXSW. She commemorates her 10th anniversary as a recording artist in September 2005 with an album, Golden Tears.