Rina Sawayama has released today (December 4th) a deluxe edition of her debut album ‘SAWAYAMA’, which contains a ton of new songs and a cover of The 1975.
The release includes 11 bonus tracks, including the BloodPop production ‘Lucid’, which the singer shared last week, ‘We Out Here’, and ‘Bees & Honey’.
The deluxe lp, which you can see below, also includes live and acoustic versions of the album’s tracks – as well as a cover by his labelmate The 1975’s ‘Love It If We Made It’, plus remixes by Pabllo Vittar and Dream Wife, as well as a previously released remix of ‘XS’ featuring Bree Runway.
« SAWAYAMA, » which was released in April, received a five-star review from NME.
« From loud nu-metal to brilliant R&B, ‘SAWAYAMA’ is an honest self-portrait that exploits the genre, » says the critics.
Drawing on all aspects of his identity, Sawayama creates a lengthy musical account of his personal history, all reinforced by his impressive experimental songwriting techniques. And on top of that, he somehow managed to make the nu -metal sounds great effortlessly. «
In October, the singer announced her biggest headline show to date, taking place at London’s Roundhouse next November. His upcoming tour dates also include rescheduling the 2020 tour for next March.
That same month, Sawayama played the single ‘XS’ on Jimmy Fallon’s show on American television. An NME review of the performance said it « proved he’s a superstar in waiting. »
He added: « In a year full of tart lemons, Sawayama has made buckets full of lemonade – and this performance feels like a triumphant celebration of all that he has accomplished.
« It’s a masterclass in putting on a show, and surely the next nighttime performance that will go down in history. The show acts as a reminder that despite all that 2020 has thrown at her, Rina Sawayama is on her way to superstardom. «
Earlier this week, he also performed at Elton John’s World AIDS Day, along with Sam Fender and Sam Smith.