Rina Sawayama – “Hold The Girl”

Thurstan Redding

Rina Sawayama – “Hold The Girl”

Thurstan Redding

Rina Sawayama will release her sophomore album, Hold The Girl on September 16 (moved up from its previous drop date of September 2), and we’ve already heard a few singles, starting with “This Hell” and a follow-up, “Catch Me In The Air.” Now, Sawayama has shared the album’s title track, and it’s nothing short of a monster-sized club banger.

Discussing “Hold The Girl” with BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo, Sawayama said her latest “was the first song I wrote for the record at the end of 2020 — I had gone to therapy and had a revelation, so I decided to write this song…that was the start of it. I was crying before going into the studio to write about it.” Sawayama also recently added a slew of US dates to her tour schedule; they kick off in November in Brooklyn and wrap closer to Thanksgiving in Los Angeles.

Listen to “Hold The Girl” below.

TRACKLIST:
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”

TOURDATES:
08/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
08/20 – Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic Osaka
08/21 – Tokyo, Japan @ Summersonic Festival
09/03 – 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
11/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall at Avant Gardner
11/04 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
11/05 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
11/06 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
11/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
11/09 – 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

Hold The Girl is out 9/16 via Dirty Hit.

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