Hold the Girl: Red Vinyl LPDH01445
Label: Dirty Hit
Release Date: 16th September
Rina Sawayama operating at pop megastar levels on album number two, this is already sounding like it's from that period in music in the 80s of the MEGA-GLOBAL-UBER Pop star with it's maximal production, it's effortless combination of underground dance music, hair metal guitars, hip hop rhythms and ABBA-like key changes. Gonna be massive, this record.
For those who dig: Madonna, Lady Gaga, the side-project of the lad from The Jackson 5, Charli XCX, SOPHIE...
'Following on from her critically acclaimed debut “SAWAYAMA”, Rina Sawayama’s highly anticipated new record “Hold The Girl” sees Rina once again juxtapose intimate storytelling with arena-sized songs, creating another ambitious and original album to excite fans and critics alike.
Written and recorded over the last year and a half, Rina once again teamed up with longterm collaborators Clarence Clarity and Lauren Aquilina as well as enlisting help from the likes of the legendary Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & the Machine), Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Madonna) and Marcus Andersson (Demi Lovato, Ashnikko) for their magic touch.
The product of Rina and these collective minds coming together is an album which melds influences from across the pop spectrum and is a bold and honest statement of Rina’s personal evolution; coming to terms with her own past and the jubilation of turning to the future.