Rina Sawayama releases new track ‘Cyber Stockholm Syndrome’

Rina ​Sawayama, the ​​London-based, Japan-born singer and producer ​who was recently mentioned in the Dazed100 and tipped by The Fader as one of their ​A​rtists ​T​o ​W​atch ​In​ 2017,​ has returned ​with her first new music of this year. ‘Cyber Stockholm Syndrome’ ​- ​produced by Clarence Clarity and Hoost​ – finds Ri capturing the realities of li​f​e & love in the digital age…

Speaking about the track, Ri says: “It took two years of rewriting and revising as I wrestled with the beauty and anxiety of digital life. Before, I saw the internet as a captor of our time and free will. But now, I see embracing a positive relationship with our online selves as an act of self-preservation and defiance. In this age, the digital world can offer vital support networks, voices of solidarity, refuge, escape. Marginalised people, or socially anxious people like myself can in fact, be freed. That’s what ‘Cyber Stockholm Syndrome’ is about: pessimism, optimism, anxiety and freedom.”

“A lush and propulsive off-kilter pop belter” The Sunday Times

“An ode to tech-driven loneliness cocooned in vibrant, early 00’s R&B” The Observer

“There’s something deeper going on in Sawayama’s music than wry social commentary” The Fader

“An edgy and ambitious sound that fully justifies Rina being tipped as a super exciting artist to watch in 2017” Dummy

“Fizzing new alt-R&B jam” The Line of Best Fit

“A nostalgia blast of a tune” i-D

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