Rina Sawayama shared that Taylor Swift was an inspiration for his next album. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone United Kingdomthe British-Japanese pop visionary revealed that Swift’s songwriting on the album Folklore served as a major catalyst for his own creative process. “I remember when Taylor Swift came out FolkloreI was like, ‘This bitch is writing about fake stories and she just wrote an entire album,’ Rina said. rolling stone. “If she can do it, I have to do it.”
His second album is called hold the girl and will contain 13 tracks based on a journey of emotional evolution. She told the magazine that she and her co-collaborator Lauren Aquilina talked about his therapy and “translated musically” various problems and personal discoveries. This soul-searching was prompted in part by the early days of the pandemic. “Like a lot of people, the lockdown made you look at yourself and at the things that didn’t make me happy in my life…The new type of therapy really opened up new points of exploration and I really wanted to see if I could do those things in a pop song,” she said.
The sequel to Rina’s critically acclaimed 2020 debut album Sawayama will arrive on September 2. So far, the singer has released the first single titled “This Hell”, which features a quick nod to Shania TwainHe’s the man I feel like a woman. Before starting the song, Rina whispers “Let’s go girls”, the high-energy songs refer more to gay pop icons like Britney Spears, whitney houstonand princess diana.
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