- 25 Nov 20
The track will feature on Rina’s upcoming deluxe album, ‘SAWAYAMA: Deluxe Edition’ - arriving on December 4th.
Despite narrowly missing out on the 2021 Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist, rising Japanese-British pop artist Rina Sawayama is seeing 2020 out with a bang.
The singer has shared a brand new dance banger, produced by BloodPop - who worked on Lady Gaga's unstoppable Chromatica album - titled 'LUCID'.
Her debut album SAWAYAMA has rightfully propelled her to the top spot of the new pop greats since its April release, and Sawayama is putting out a deluxe edition into the world.
With a 9/10 "near perfect" score from Hot Press, SAWAYAMA, Hot Press' Tanis Smither wrote:
"If you misinterpret this by writing it off as just another pop album, it’s your own fault. It’s intensely personal, a chronicle of her struggles as an immigrant, her complex family history, and growing up with depression. This is Pop with a capital ‘P’, but it feels cataclysmic and infused with the gritty rock ‘n’ roll of Sawayama’s real-life."
Co-written with Lauren Aqualina, 'LUCID' will appear on SAWAYAMA: Deluxe Edition, due out on December 4th.
“It’s about living a different life through dreaming, whether it’s to be with the dream girl or to be the dream girl,” Rina explains.
“Me and Lauren Aquilina wrote this together on the floor of my tiny rented living room back in early 2018. BloodPop sent us the beat and the melody flowed out so easily that I remember at one point I started hoovering cos I knew this would be easy to write lol. I’ve kept this song secret for 2 years so I’m so excited to finally release it to the world! 2020’s been a tough year so I wanted to finish it off with a dance bop to take us into a more hopeful 2021.”
BloodPop teased the track over two years ago, so the song has been a long time coming! Read the June Hot Press interview with Rina Sawayama here.
Listen to the magnetic artist's new track 'LUCID' below: