Rina Sawayama Drops New Single “Phantom”

British-Japanese artist Rina Sawayama shares the new single "Phantom." The emotive power ballad provides an additional taste of
British-Japanese artist Rina Sawayama shares the new single "Phantom"

British-Japanese artist Rina Sawayama shares the new single “Phantom.” The emotive power ballad provides an additional taste of the myriad of influences Rina touches on in Hold The Girl and comes alongside a visualizer of Rina pouring her heart out through the lyrics. The new single is off Sawayama forthcoming album Hold The Girl, available September 16th via Dirty Hit.

Rina shares about the meaning behind “Phantom”, “I realized as an adult that I have spent my whole life pleasing other people and not realizing it – constantly pushing my boundaries and not realizing the difference between what I wanted to do and what other people wanted from me. Through the lyrics in the verse I’m trying to tell this story and then in the choruses I’m morning the loss of my real self.”

Rina recently announced her North American headline tour set for this November. The 13-date run will see Rina playing iconic venues like the Great Hall at Avant Gardner in New York City, Roadrunner in Boston, The Eastern in Atlanta, and the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Rina’s North American tour will follow her UK and Ireland dates this October. Rina will also be playing a limited capacity intimate show with Banquet Records, Kingston on September 14th ahead of her album release that Friday.

Hold The Girl follows Rina’s 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, Madonna) and Marcus Andersson (Demi Lovato, Ashnikko).

Rina Sawayama
Hold The Girl
Dirty Hit

1. Minor Feelings
2. Hold The Girl
3. This Hell
4. Catch Me In The Air
5. Forgiveness
6. Holy (Til You Let Me Go)
7. Your Age
8. Imagining
9. Frankenstein
10. Hurricanes
11. Send My Love To John
12. Phantom
13. To Be Alive

Rina Sawayama 2022 Live Dates

9/3 – Stradbally, Republic of Ireland @ Electric Picnic
10/12 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SWG3
10/13 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SWG3
10/15 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
10/16 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
10/18 – Nottingham, England @ Rock City
10/20- Manchester, England @ Manchester Academy
10/21 – Birmingham, England @ O2 Academy Birmingham
10/23 – Brighton, East Sussex, England @ Brighton Dome
10/24 – Cardiff, Wales @ The Great Hall
10/26 – London, England @ O2 Academy Brixton
11/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall at Avant Gardner
11/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall at Avant Gardner
11/4 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
11/5 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
11/6 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
11/8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
11/9 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/11 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
11/12 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Austin
11/13 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/18 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/21 – Oakland, CA @ FoxTheater
11/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

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