Published Jan 17, 2020Rina Sawayama's highly-anticipated debut album is finally on its way. The record is titled SAWAYAMA, and it arrives April 17 via Dirty Hit.
Today, Sawayama has also plotted a short world tour, which will see a single Canadian date in Toronto in early May. Additionally, the artist has shared the record's newest single "Commes des Garçons (Like the Boys)," a club banger about embodying male confidence.
Speaking of the track, she explained further in a statement:
When I was writing this song I wanted on one hand to lyrically explore the idea of people having to adopt negative male tropes to appear confident, whilst on the other sonically paying homage to the early 2000s dance tracks that made me feel confident. The idea that the socially acceptable version of confidence is in acting 'like the boys', otherwise as a woman you get called a bitch but in the club, we reclaim the word 'bitch' as a sign of ultimate confidence ('yes bitch', 'work bitch'). I wanted to sit these two together and make a club fashion banger that makes you feeling like THAT bitch whoever you are.
Sawayama had previously shared the record's lead single "STFU!" late last year.
Listen to "Commes des Garçons (Like the Boys)" below, where you'll also find the album's tracklisting, and Sawayama's upcoming tour dates.
4. Comme des Garçons (Like The Boys)
5. Akasaka Sad
7. Love Me 4 Me
8. Bad Friend
9. Fuck This World (Interlude)
10. Who's Gonna Save U Now?
11. Tokyo Love Hotel
12. Chosen Family
04/24 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater
04/25 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
04/27 Portland, OR - Holocene
04/28 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
05/01 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
05/02 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
05/03 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club Theatre
05/06 Washington, DC - Union Stage
05/07 New York City, NY - Webster Hall
05/08 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
05/09 Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at the Fillmore
05/14 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
05/15 Manchester, UK - Gorilla
05/16 Birmingham, UK - O2 Intitute3
05/21 London, UK - Electric Brixton