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The muses of La Musa: Rina Sawayama

The musician and model has long drawn inspiration and aesthetics from the internet. Technology was the focal point of her first mini-album RINA, released in 2017. Hits like “Cyber Stockholm Syndrome” and “Tunnel Vision” helped catapult her to the center of the indie pop spotlight with their relatable lyrics and nostalgic, early 2000s production.

Her music is also concerned with concepts around identity. That same year, Sawayama dropped “Cherry,” a pansexual anthem that put queer love at the forefront. Now on SAWAYAMA, the 29-year-old artist’s major label debut, she delves deeper into questions of personal truth, and painful loss. With this record, Sawayama moves from sweet, lo-fi pop into a whole new realm: she’s creating music that’s energetic and loud, that could fill stadiums with her story.

Ville à Dômat #271: ‘The Next Level’

Et convidem a pujar al proper nivell musical cada dijous a partir de les 10 de la nit de la mà de DJ Bonasera. Prsentem el més nou de Ghostpoet, DMA’s, Chromatics, Balthazar, U.S. Girls o Real Estate. Estrenem el retorn de The Magic Gang i us donem a conèixer els franco-alemanys Kompromat, el nou single dels Inhaler, la banda liderada pel fill de Bono i el pop metafísic del catalans Marialluïsa. A més farem una ullada al cartell del Vida Festival 2020.

Dijous/ Thursday  22h/ 10PM  100.5FM ràdio Ciutat Vella Barcelona

Ville à Dômat: The Next Level

Hit of the week: Rina Sawayama “Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)”

For over three years, London-based pop artist Rina Sawayama has been self-releasing singles, as well as her 2017 debut EP RINA. She served as pop princess Charli XCX’s supporting act during the U.K. stint of the Charli Live Tour. Back in November, she shared her first label release via Dirty Hit titled “STFU!,” which was an ode to nu metal and righteous rage at microaggressions. Friday, she shared a new single “Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)” and information on her forthcoming debut album, SAWAYAMA. The album is set for release on April 17.