New Music: Rina Sawayama ‘Cherry’

14.08.18

Rina Sawayama's new single 'Cherry' is the follow up to 'Valentine (What's It Gonna Be)' released on 88 Rising earlier this year and the second single since 2017's mini-album RINA. The new single is a full on, unashamed, pop rush (produced by friends and collaborators Hoost and Clarence Clarity) but is also Rina's most personal and political song to date.

Rina: “I've always written songs about girls. I don't think I've ever mentioned a guy in my songs, and that's why I wanted to talk about it. For me there's still a lack of representation. I just think the reason why I wasn't so comfortable with my sexuality was because there was no one on TV or anywhere that I could point at and go, "Look mum! This person is what I was talking about!"”

So far in 2018 Rina has teamed up with Shamir on her track 'Tunnel Vision', has appeared with Charlie XCX at her Pop 2 London show and has recently announced Autumn US dates for her Ordinary Superstar tour finishing with a homecoming London show at Heaven on October 19th.

Listen to 'Cherry' below:

'ORDINARY SUPERSTAR’ autumn tour dates:

12/9                 Brooklyn, NY                 Elsewhere

13/9                 New York, NY                Bowery Ballroom

14/9                 Chicago, IL                    SubT

15/9                 Toronto, ONT                 Velvet Underground

18/9                 Los Angeles, CA            Teregram

20/9                 San Francisco, CA         Rickshaw Stop

19/10               London, UK                    Heaven