In a press release, Sawayama stated ‘Lucid’ has been two years within the making.
“Me and Lauren Aquilina wrote this collectively on the ground of my tiny rented front room again in early 2018. BloodPop despatched us the beat and the melody flowed out so simply that I keep in mind at one level I began hoovering cos i knew this might be simple to jot down lol,” she stated.
“I’ve saved this tune secret for 2 years so I’m so excited to lastly launch it to the world! 2020’s been a troublesome 12 months so I wished to complete it off with a dance bop to take us right into a extra hopeful 2021.”
‘Lucid’ follows Rina Sawayama’s debut album, which got here out again in April. Giving the album a five-star review, NME wrote: “From the raucous nu-metal to glittering R&B, ‘SAWAYAMA’ is an trustworthy, genre-exploding self-portrait.
“Drawing on each side of her id, Sawayama creates an expansive musical account of her private historical past, all bolstered by her spectacular experimental song-writing methods. And on prime of that, she’s by some means managed to make nu-metal sound effortlessly cool.”
Since then, the singer has announced her biggest headline show to date, taking in London’s Roundhouse subsequent November. See her upcoming tour dates – which additionally include rescheduled 2020 tour dates for next March – beneath.
14 – SWG3, Glasgow
15 – Manchester Membership Academy, Manchester
16 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
18 – Brixton Electrical, London
17 – Roundhouse, London
Sawayama just lately performed single ‘XS’ on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night US TV present. An NME review of the performance stated it “proved she’s a superstar-in-waiting”.
It added: “In a 12 months full of bitter lemons, Sawayama has made bucket-loads of lemonade – and this efficiency looks like a triumphant celebration of all she’s achieved.
“It’s a masterclass in how one can placed on a present, and absolutely the following late-night efficiency to go down in historical past. The present acts as a reminder that, regardless of every thing 2020 has thrown at her, Rina Sawayama is on the street to superstardom.”