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Rina Sawayama Carves Out Her Own Complex Pop Dynasty On Debut Album


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“The pain in my vein is hereditary,” Sawayama sings on “Dynasty.” The song, a blast of jagged pop-metal that opens the album, is about the mystique surrounding her absentee father and his relatives, which the artist discovered more about while excavating her family’s history.“When you have a troubled family, it’s very easy to go through life very angry. I might be Japanese, but I didn’t grow up there,” she admits, sharing that the track was inspired by a “frustrating” trip she took to Japan where she saw “disrespectful tourists screaming everywhere and treating Tokyo like Disneyland.” While she was writing the neon-hued electro-pop track alongside Lauren Aquilina and Oscar Scheller, Aquilina pointed out a sticker Sawayama had on her laptop that read “Tokyo Love Hotel” — both the name of a club night hosted by one of Sawayama’s friends, as well as the phrase for the special hotels where people go to have sex in Japan. It’s a love song about my complicated relationship with Tokyo.”Yet it’s another song, “Chosen Family,” that perhaps best captures the heart and soul of “The concept of family has broadened for me over the years,” Sawayama says.

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