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Rina Sawayama shares new country pop anthem ‘This Hell,’ details forthcoming album ‘Hold the Girl’

Rina Sawayama has shared a new single, “This Hell.”

The track serves as the lead single to her forthcoming sophomore album, Hold the Girl, out . “This Hell” opens with a nod to Shania Twain, as Sawayama says “Let’s go girls,” before launching into a unique blend of country glam rock. Lyrically, Sawayama sings of the negative impact of the media on the lives of stars like Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, and Princess Diana.

“I had so much fun writing ‘This Hell,'” Sawayama explains. “The past couple of years I’ve been listening to lots of female country singers and wanted to write a euphoric and tongue-in-cheek country-pop song. Country music at its core to me represents comfort, brilliant storytelling and authentic expression of the writer’s reality. I’ve been dreaming of working with Paul Epworth my entire career so I knew it was meant to be when we finished this song in a day. I put in as many iconic pop culture moments as I can, but the song is more than that.”

Listen to “This Hell” below.


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“It’s an important song for me given the human rights that are being taken away from minorities at a rapid rate in the name of traditional religious beliefs, more specifically I was thinking about the rights being taken away from the LGBTQ community when I wrote this song,” Sawayama adds. “When the world tells us we don’t deserve love and protection, we have no choice but to give love and protection to each other. This Hell is better with you.”

Earlier this week, Sawayama teased Hold the Girl, out September 2nd via Dirty Hit. Her debut album, SAWAYAMA, truly made waves upon its release, leaving fans wanting more. Recently, Sawayama sent out cryptic leaflets to some fans, which read “Rina Is Going To Hell.” Just last Friday (May 13th) she played her last Dynasty Tour show, and now she’s announced her sophomore album, Hold The Girl, which is out later this year.

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