Bonnie Pink (born April 16, 1973 in Kyoto, Japan, real name Kaori Asada (æµ ç°é¦ç¹)) is a Japanese singer. She moved to New York in 1998 and speaks English. She writes and composes all her songs, and plays guitar and piano.
Bonnie Pink debuted in 1995 with her single, Orange, under her real name, Asada Kaori. Her first album, Blue Jam, was released that same year under the Pony Canyon record label. She described it as âmixture of bitter honey, blues music, momentary silence, irresistible madness, teardrops, sourgrapes, hopeful bombs, big big love, and a few green applesâ in the jacket. It introduced her unique style of music that has been defined as an off-beat mix between Jazz, Blues, Pop, and Rock. The next year she met Tore Johansson, Swedish producer for the Cardigans, who became her good friend and produced much of her work. She wrote her third album, Evil and Flowers (1998), while in isolation in the Swedish countryside. She hoped to find inspiration there, but became depressed. She put her feelings of frustration into the songs.