Rina Sawayama Shares “Hold the Girl” Visual

Rina Sawayama has shared a new the visual for "Hold the Girl"
Rina Sawayama has shared a new visualizer for "Hold the Girl"

Rina Sawayama has shared a new visualizer for “Hold the Girl”. Directed by Ali Kurr, the cinematic video sees Rina stuck in a time loop within the bounds of a 19th-century farmhouse until she finally breaks free. The video is a metaphor for Rina’s emotional breakthrough in therapy, which sparked her to write the song. “Hold The Girl” is the tittle-track and first song she wrote for the forthcoming album, available September 16, via Dirty Hit.

Sawayama 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, where multiple dates are already or nearly sold out, like her O2 Brixton Academy date, marking a legendary moment in the pop star’s career. Rina will also perform sets at Summer Sonic in Japan and Electric Picnic in Ireland. This week, Rina will be performing at Outside Lands in San Francisco.

The 13-tracks of Hold The Girl will feature the previously released singles “This Hell,” which debuted with a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and features an Ali Kurr-directed video, along with “Catch Me In The Air,” and arrived with a visualizer created with fan-submitted footage of Rina performing the song across her recent UK and US tours.

Rina Sawayama 2022 Tour Dates

8/6 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
8/20 – Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic Osaka
8/21 – Tokyo, Japan @ Summersonic Festival
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
10/18 – 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 *NEW DATE*
10/26 – London, England @ O2 Academy Brixton
11/1 – 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
11/21 – Oakland, CA @ FoxTheater
11/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Order Hold The Girl by Rina Sawayama HERE


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