This is the Beyonce meets nu-metal cross-over that you didn’t know you needed but, good lord, you really do.
‘sawayama’ is the debut album from japanese pop auteur rina sawayama - an exploration of identity, family, gender and sexuality, set to a backdrop of future-facing, genre-splicing pop music. ‘sawayama’ is an exciting first step from an artist unafraid to push pop into new realms. FFO: Beyonce, Pink, Girl Talk, Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Korn. “Ultimately, this deftly intelligent record takes personal and musical themes, and presents them in a way that doesn’t feel like it’s ever been done before. Rina Sawayama is one-of-a-kind, and her debut album certainly isn’t going to be quiet about that.” 9/10 - The Line Of Best Fit