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  • Rina Sawayama Releases New Song “Catch Me In The Air”

  • Japanese-British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama released a new song “Catch Me In The Air” on June 27, 2022.
    The song is the second single off of her upcoming sophomore album “Hold the Girl”, following “This Hell”.
    It was written by Rina Sawayama, Adam Crisp, Grace Barker, Oscar Scheller and Stuart Price. Produced by Stuart Price and Clarence Clarity.
    “I really wanted to write about this weird relationship with single parents,” Sawayama said in a press release. “You do catch each other in the air.”
    She continued, “I wanted the whole song to sound like it was on an Irish coastline, like a Corrs video. We put in a key change to go into the chorus, at the end of the pre-chorus to make it lift and soar like a bird. I then worked on it more with Clarence before taking it to Stuart Price. This was the first song that Stuart and I worked on together, and it was the most incredible experience. I'm such a huge fan of his work with Madonna and Kylie so it was a dream come true. We would send each other stock images of coastlines, people doing yoga on a pier, meditating in the middle of a field, hay bales, etc. to get inspired sonically.”
    The new album comprises 13-track and is set to be released on September 16, 2022.
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    She told Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1 about the song, “Sometimes I feel really ready for the emotional work. And then other times I'm like, 'Oh, I'm too tired. I just want to write just a stupid, silly song.' And sometimes I do write stupid, silly songs that don't mean anything. But I feel like I'm able to emotionally process that feeling when I write a song about it, so it feels really nice and to be able to share it, and then have that same emotional response from other people is amazing, so it's worth doing… it was one of the first ever sessions that I did during lockdown in person, and so I was so anxious about catching COVID. Everyone was really feeling anxious about it. And then, so I think because of that, I wasn't able to write and nothing was coming. Gracie was like, 'Oh, my God, Gwen Stefani's releasing a new song.' And I was like, 'Why don't we just pretend to write for Gwen?' Like, 'Let's just get our brains out of our heads and let's just pretend'… But after that I was like, 'Ooh, I'm so about pre-chorus key changes at the moment.' So, I think it was going into the chorus or maybe even going into pre chorus. But anyway, I was like, 'Oscar, come up with a key change please.' And he was racking his brains because doing a key change is really hard… and what's harder than an obvious key change is a really subtle key change.”


  • Photo by Thurstan Redding
  • source : Apple Music
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