On the heels of her genre blending single ‘STFU!’, London-based pop futurist Rina Sawayama returns with latest song ‘Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)’, a pulsating club track.
She also announces details of her highly-anticipated debut album, SAWAYAMA, out April 17 via Dirty Hit. The record is an intimate look into the artist and proof of why she’s pop’s brightest star.
The album encompasses her most personal music yet, with Rina sharing, “The album ultimately is about family and identity. It’s understanding yourself in the context of two opposing cultures (for me British and Japanese), what ‘belonging’ means when home is an evolving concept, figuring out where you sit comfortably within and awkwardly outside of stereotypes, and ultimately trying to be ok with just being you, warts and all”
Listetn to ‘Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)’ by Rina Sawayama on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
SAWAYAMA has been in the works since the release of her critically acclaimed mini-
album RINA recording in London studios with her producer Clarence Clarity, and in LA with the likes of Bram Inscore (Troye Sivan), Nate Company (Carly Rae Jepsen) and Nicole Morier (Britney).
“I wanted to make the songs better and push myself constantly,” Rina says of working with new collaborators, a list that also includes Danny L Harle, Lauren Aquilina and Johnny Latimer.
Born in Japan, Rina and her family emigrated to the UK when she was five years old. During her teenage years she discovered her love of music and academics, the latter leading to a place at Cambridge University where she also began to notice the cultural differences and ostracisation amongst different races.
These experiences allowed Rina to carve out her own identity, entwining her culture with her western life, evolving into an artist who defines her own unique style of pop.