Rina Sawayama has announced that her debut album SAWAYAMA will be released on April 17th via Dirty Hit, The 1975’s record label. The follow-up to 2017’s RINA EP features the lead single “STFU!” as well as “Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys,)” a new track released alongside the announcement. A slick, bass-heavy house track, “Comme Des Garçons” “[pays] homage to the early 2000s dance tracks that made me feel confident,” Sawayama says in a press release. Listen to the song below.
"The album ultimately is about family and identity,” Sawayama says of her debut record via a press release. “It's about understanding yourself in the context of two opposing cultures (for me British and Japanese), what 'belonging' means when home is an evolving concept, figuring out where you sit comfortably within and awkwardly outside of stereotypes, and ultimately trying to be ok with just being you, warts and all."
In addition to SAWAYAMA, Sawayama has announced a string of tour dates across North America and Europe, beginning in April in Los Angeles and concluding with a show at London’s Electric Brixton in late-May. Find the full list of Rina Sawayama’s Dynasty Tour dates below, and pre-order SAWAYAMA here. Read our 2018 GEN F with Sawayama, We're rooting for Rina Sawayama, here.
Rina Sawayama 2020 Dynasty Tour Dates
4/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
4/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
4/27 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
4/28 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
5/1 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
5/2 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
5/3 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theatre
5/6 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage
5/7 - New York City, NY @ Webster Hall
5/8 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
5/9 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at the Fillmore
5/14 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
5/15 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
5/16 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Intitute3
5/21 - London, UK @ Electric Brixton