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Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl (LP, 1st Anniversary Edition, Special Edition)

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Hold the Girl is the second studio album by Japanese and British singer Rina Sawayama. It was released on 16 September 2022 by Dirty Hit. The album was preceded by the singles, "This Hell", "Catch Me in the Air", "Hold the Girl", "Phantom" and "Hurricanes". "Frankenstein" was also released, as the final single from the album. The album, recorded between 2020 and 2021, features production from collaborators including Paul Epworth, Clarence Clarity, Stuart Price, and Marcus Andersson. Clarence Clarity also produced much of Sawayama's debut album Sawayama (2020).Hold the Girl received critical acclaim upon its release and charted at number three on the UK Albums Chart; the highest-charting album by a Japanese-born solo artist in the history of the chart. It also became Sawayama's first charting album on the US Billboard 200 and highest-charting album in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Scotland and Spain. The album was supported by the worldwide Hold the Girl Tour (2022-23) and US/Canada Hold the Girl: Reloaded Tour (2023). Sawayama also promoted the album via performances on The Graham Norton Show, Strictly Come Dancing and Late Night with Seth Meyers.In a September 2023 interview with BBC News, Sawayama revealed that she was sexually groomed by a school teacher when aged 17. This heavily influenced the lyrical meaning behind Hold the Girl, particuarly the album track "Your Age". Sawayama received sex and relationship therapy for the trauma.

Release Info

Artist: Rina Sawayama
Label: Dirty Hit
Format: LP, Album, Special Edition
Country: Worldwide
Label: Dirty Hit
Released: 2023-09-15
Genre: Pop


A1 Minor Feelings
A2 Hold The Girl
A3 This Hell
A4 Catch Me In The Air
A5 Forgiveness
A6 Holy (Till You Let Me Go)
A7 Your Age
B1 Imagining
B2 Frankenstein
B3 Hurricanes
B4 Send My Love To John
B5 Phantom
B6 To Be Alive

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