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Take a listen to Rina Sawayama’s new song ‘This Hell’ from her forthcoming album ‘Hold The Girl’

Rina Sawayama has announced her sophomore album, Hold The Girl, which is set to be released September 2. The pop-R&B singer previewed the upcoming LP with her new single, “This Hell” (which you can listen to – here.)

According to a press release, Hold The Girl will “once again juxtapose intimate storytelling with arena-sized songs creating another ambitious and original album to excite fans and critics alike.”  Sawayama said in a statement:  “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.”

Sawayama will also be kicking-off a European tour this summer, featuring performances at major festivals such as Primavera Festival. A fall tour will follow with shows scheduled in Scotland, Ireland, and England.

Pre-order “Hold The Girl”here.

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