Japanese, Londoner Rina Sawayama returns with a pop take on the "beauty and anxiety of digital life"
Rina Sawayama returns with her first new music of 2017 'Cyber Stockholm Syndrome' - a hook laden, slice of electronic pop that attempts to capture the realities of life and love in the digital age. Produced by Hoost and Clarence Clarity it's an edgy and ambitious sound that fully justifies Rina being tipped as a super exciting artist to watch in 2017. Look out for Rina's much anticipated debut album later in the year.
Speaking to The Fader about the single Rina said: “Cyber Stockholm Syndrome is happy and sad, honest and autobiographical, and I feel like I’ve truly written from the heart for the first time. It took two years of rewriting and revising as I wrestled with the beauty and anxiety of digital life. Before, I saw the internet as a captor of our time and free will. But now, I see embracing a positive relationship with our online selves as an act of self-preservation and defiance. In this age, the digital world can offer vital support networks, voices of solidarity, refuge, escape. Marginalised people, or socially anxious people like myself can in fact, be freed. That’s what ‘Cyber Stockholm Syndrome’ is about: pessimism, optimism, anxiety and freedom.”