Rina Sawayama Shines With ‘Flicker’

Rina Sawayama, the London-based smart pop princess returns and shines once more with new track ‘Flicker’, out now via [PIAS] imprint Different Recordings.

The alluring yet intelligent pop gem, written by Rina and produced by close friend and collaborator Clarence Clarity, talks about a subject close to her heart as she laments “when you’re down, feeling low, just remember your name, they ain’t us, they ain’t us baby.”

Rina reveals: “The first day of reception year at school my teacher totally butchered my surname while calling out the register. I remember crying so hard and that was the first time I realised that I was different to all the others in class. When I was writing Flicker I was thinking how our name shapes our experience in life and identities us in a deeper way than we realise. Whether it’s a name that no one can say, or the frustration of being misgendered, or quite simply being misunderstood for who you truly are- this is a song for you :heart: #theyaintus”

Rina will be joining Years & Years at the O2 this December 5th to perform a handful of tracks as part of their new show “Rendezvous” which sees the band bring together a selection of emerging LGBTQ+ artists and allies creating a unique and inclusive showcase.

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