Rina Sawayama Announces Debut Album, Shares Pulsing Club Track ‘Comme Des Garçons’ - EpicNews

London-based pop star Rina Sawayama introduced on Friday that her debut album, SAWAYAMA, will arrive April 17th by way of Soiled Hit.

She additionally shared a brand new single from the LP, “Comme Des Garçons (Just like the Boys),” a membership monitor that celebrates homosexual males and their rejection of conventional masculinity.

“Once I was scripting this track I wished, on one hand, to lyrically discover the thought of individuals having to undertake unfavorable male tropes to look assured, while on the opposite sonically paying homage to the early 2000s dance tracks that made me really feel assured,” she wrote in an announcement. “The concept that the socially acceptable model of confidence is in appearing ‘just like the boys’, in any other case as a girl you get known as a bitch — however within the membership, we reclaim the phrase ‘bitch’ as an indication of final confidence (‘sure bitch’, ‘work bitch’). I wished to sit down these two collectively and make a membership style banger that makes you feeling like THAT bitch whoever you’re.”

Sawayama added that her new album “in the end is about household and id. It’s about understanding your self within the context of two opposing cultures (for me British and Japanese), what ‘belonging’ means when house is an evolving idea, determining the place you sit comfortably inside and awkwardly outdoors of stereotypes, and in the end attempting to be pleased with simply being you, warts and all.”

The singer launched her RINA EP in 2017 and shared the one “STFU!” final November. She’ll be touring her new album in North America later this yr, kicking off April 24th in Los Angeles and taking part in 11 reveals earlier than heading throughout the pond to tour within the UK. Presale begins Tuesday, January 21st and normal on sale begins Friday, January 24th, each at 10:00 am native time.

Rina Sawayama, SAWAYAMA Tracklist

1. Dynasty
2. XS
3. STFU!
4. Comme des Garçons (Just like the Boys)
5. Akasaka Unhappy
6. Paradisin’
7. Love Me Four Me
8. Unhealthy Pal
9. Fuck This World (Interlude)
10. Who’s Gonna Save U Now?
11. Tokyo Love Resort
12. Chosen Household
13. Snakeskin

Rina Sawayama North American Tour Dates

April 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
April 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Nice American Music Corridor
April 27 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
April 28 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Could 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Advantageous Line Music Cafe
Could 2 – Chicago, IL @ Backside Lounge
Could 3 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Membership Theatre
Could 6 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Could 7 – New York Metropolis, NY @ Webster Corridor
Could 8 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Could 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry on the Fillmore

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