Track of the Week breaks down and talks concerning the music we simply can’t get out of our head every week. Discover these songs and extra on our Spotify Prime Songs playlist. For our favourite new songs from rising artists, take a look at our Spotify New Sounds playlist. This week, Rina Sawayama has us burning up in all the most effective methods.
Rina Sawayama is among the most fun and dynamic pop girlies on the market for the time being. She offers us choreography. She offers us camp. She offers us shiny, colourful, inclusive bops, fueled by her eager sense of melodic development and a wholesome heaping of enjoyable. Take a look at her indulgent and slyly anti-capitalistic “XS,” addictive “LUCID,” or her verse on Charli XCX’s “Beg For You” should you’re in want of a crash course.
With “This Hell,” she injects a contact of yee-haw right into a summery pop jam, and the result’s Shania Twain meets Woman Gaga (proper right down to a reference of the previous’s iconic “Let’s go women”). Sawayama has at all times been clear concerning the topic of her music — in a single interview, she specified that she’s “at all times written songs about women.” “This Hell” reclaims any ugliness that’s ever been thrown her method, spinning the cliche accusation that anybody within the LGBTQ+ neighborhood will find yourself on a sure facet of the afterlife and turning it into the most well liked invite of all.
In an announcement concerning the music, she shared: “It’s an essential music for me given the human rights which are being taken away from minorities at a speedy fee within the identify of conventional non secular beliefs, extra particularly I used to be fascinated with the rights being taken away from the LGBTQ neighborhood once I wrote this music. When the world tells us we don’t deserve love and safety, now we have no alternative however to provide love and safety to one another.”
“This Hell” arrives forward of her upcoming album, Maintain the Lady, set to reach in September. Within the meantime, the “satan’s sporting Prada and loves slightly drama” — and so can we.
— Mary Siroky
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