Rina Sawayama Drops “Catch Me In The Air”
Rina Sawayama has shared the second single off her forthcoming release Hold The Girl, available September 2nd via Dirty Hit with the song “Catch Me In The Air”. The track arrives paired with a visualizer created with fan-submitted footage of Rina performing across her recent UK and US tours. The song is a tribute to her mother who raised Rina as a single parent. Rina shares, “I really wanted to write about this weird relationship with single parents – you do catch each other in the air,” she explains.
Rina adds about the creation of the new song: “‘Catch Me In The Air’ was written in between lockdowns with Oscar Scheller and Gracey. I wanted the whole song to sound like it was on an Irish coastline, like a Corrs video. We put in a key change to go into the chorus, at the end of the pre-chorus to make it lift and soar like a bird. I then worked on it more with Clarence before taking it to Stuart Price. This was the first song that Stuart and I worked on together, and it was the most incredible experience. I’m such a huge fan of his work with Madonna and Kylie so it was a dream come true. We would send each other stock images of coastlines, people doing yoga on a pier, meditating in the middle of a field, hay bales, etc. to get inspired sonically.”
Rina’s forthcoming album, Hold The Girl, follows her debut SAWAYAMA. Written and recorded over the last year and a half, Rina teamed up with long-term collaborators Clarence Clarity and Lauren Aquilina as well as enlisting help from the likes of the legendary Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & the Machine), Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, ) and Marcus Andersson.
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