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  • Rina Sawayama Premieres New Song “Hold The Girl” on BBC Radio 1

  • Japanese-British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama premiered a new song “Hold The Girl” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.

    The song is taken from her upcoming sophomore album of the same name, which is set to be released on September 16, 2022. (moved up from its previous release date of September 2nd)
    It was written by Rina Sawayama, Barney Lister and Jonny Lattimer. Produced by Rina Sawayama and Clarence Clarity.
    Rina Sawayama said of the song in a statement, “'Hold the Girl' was the first song I wrote for the record at the end of 2020 – I had gone to therapy and had a revelation, so I decided to write the song… That was the start of it, and then I started doing more intense therapy. I was crying before going into the studio and going into the studio to write about it.”
  • She told Clara Amfo about the process of making the song, “It started off as a stadium rock band. So the first first bit you hear in the song was the first that I wrote. And then I was like, oh, it'd be so second if it then sped up. And then it turned into a garish song and then Barney and Johnny who I wrote it with, bless them. They were like, what? Trust me your work, it will work your work. And then it really took a long time. It took two years to produce we went back and forth. Yeah, it was in the song was done in two days, but it was the production that took so long. We went through 17 rounds of mixing shout out to Jeff who makes it like I really put him through a lot. Wow, it really needed to be worked on in terms of telling the story with the production so I went like real nerd on it. And I think it sounds the best it's been thank God.”

  • Photo by Frank
  • source : BBC Radio 1
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