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Rina Sawayama shares “Cherry”, Ordinary Superstar Fall Tour on sale now


STREAM: “Cherry” – 
“making the pop world more relatable – one glittery, retro-sounding synth banger at a time”
– The Fader
“Rina makes sugar-coated R&B with meaning for the digital age”
– i-D Magazine
“The glistening track tingles with a Justin Timberlake-esque guitar hook and spotlights anxiety in the digital age.” 
– Dazed
“experimental J-pop, cyberpunk, turn-of-the-century pop nostalgia-and a knack for them all” 
– Pitchfork
“Lush and propulsive off-kilter pop” 
– Sunday Times
“Rina is the pop star for the digital age, fusing nostalgic R&B beats with relatable lyrics”
– Elle
“‘Cherry’ is a dizzying sugar-rush slice of confessional pop” 
– Broadly
Today, London-based pop futurist Rina Sawayama shares her new single “Cherry” – out now on [PIAS] imprint Different Recordings.
The addictive new single is the second release of new music from Rina in 2018 since the release of her mini-album RINA last year. “Cherry” is a glistening pansexual bop which Rina described to Broadly as “definitely my most personal but political”. The track sees Rina’s vocals soar effortlessly over production from friends and collaborators Hoost and Clarence Clarity that is overflowing with spiraling synths and punchy drum loops. Speaking more about “Cherry” to Broadly UK editor, Zing Tsjeng, Rina explains “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!'”
The past 6 months has seen Rina team up with Shamir on her track “Tunnel Vision”, appear on the cover of Clash Magazine, perform with Charli XCX at her Pop 2 London show, film a Vogue Meets feature and team up with Nicola Formichetti and i-D for her “Ordinary Superstar” video – watch here.
This autumn Rina will be back on the road with her wigs, outfit changes and dance breaks that leave her fans screaming for more. After a string of sold out shows in the UK and US over the past six months, including shows at London’s The Garage and New York’s Mercury Lounge, Rina recently announced her forthcoming US fall tour alongside a show at London’s Heaven in October. Find the full tour routing below.
Ordinary Superstar Tour 2018
9/12 – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY
9/13 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
9/14 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
9/15 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
9/18 – Teragram – Los Angeles, CA
9/20 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
10/19 – Heaven – London, UK

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