Rina Sawayama has shared another preview of her upcoming sophomore album Hold the Girl. Recorded with Clarence Clarity and Stuart Price, ‘Phantom’ follows the previously released singles ‘This Hell’, ‘Catch Me in the Air’, and the title track. Give it a listen below.
“I realized as an adult that I have spent my whole life pleasing other people and not realizing it – constantly pushing my boundaries and not realizing the difference between what I wanted to do and what other people wanted from me,” Sawayama explained in a statement about the song. “Through the lyrics in the verse, I’m trying to tell this story, and then in the choruses I’m morning the loss of my real self.”
Hold the Girl is set to arrive on September 16 via Dirty Hit.