Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Sanctuary, Sep 17, 2017.
Lots of things are in fashion that I wear that I also hate / cringe at, it's fine.
We just don't post it on social... but get those coins if being sponsored...
Crocs have always been fucking ugly, but get money Rina!!
Nadine knows best
The way her descriptions and the way she sees and works around her own music and creativity always seems to be tailored to hype me personally. I'm so used to giving and now I get to receive etc.
Here for a garage/new jack swing blend!
Charli x Rina seems overdue, right?
She should have sponsored Birkenstocks, comfy but make it fashion.
I've never seen Birkenstock pay for a sponsored post before.
This British-Japanese pop insurgent makes maximal tracks for a party of one or 100,000.
The empathy in Rina Sawayama’s music comes with a razor-sharp edge. Informed by internet culture, couture, and Y2K nostalgia, her work, she says, is “kinda like drag,” and its scrim of high drama allows her to explore how ideas of self and identity are being mediated by technology and society. “What if it all went away, today?/Then what’s left inside?” she asked on “Ordinary Superstar,” a sugary pop anthem from her 2017 EP Rina, hinting at the conditional nature of contemporary online celebrity. And while it’s fair to call Sawayama a pop singer, her 2020 debut SAWAYAMA presented a heady mix of turn-of-the-millennium Top 40, golden-age R&B, and nu-metal that felt remarkably unforced. Inside that tough, gaudy exterior was a touching album about Sawayama’s family history, including the pain of her parents’ divorce and the complicated ways that genetics and experience shape us.
Sawayama’s ongoing pop project also involves inclusion and advocacy. Just a few years into her career, she’s effected lasting change by successfully petitioning the Brit Awards to recognize the contributions of UK artists born abroad. And her holistic vision for queer artistry goes beyond a single love song or photoshoot to encompass theatrical costumes and makeup, futuristic art direction and video treatments, and the shared community celebration of a song like “Chosen Family.” With her arresting aesthetic and clarity of intention, Sawayama’s work feels like a harbinger for a hyperconnected pop future where no influence is off the table. –Anna Gaca
I agree, I guess!
I don't know how I missed this, but Rina walked the Balmain SS22 RTW Show:
Not long till I see her live in London. Cannot wait!
I put on Sawayama for the first time in probably six months yesterday and it remains such an ambitious and electrifying listen all the way through. Dynasty and Snakeskin bookending the standard is probably the album's most subtle strength I hadn't initially considered: both tie together the album's themes in a satisfying way especially when there are so much to unpack across the full project.
I'm not sure if Birkenstocks and fashion goes in the same sentence.
A Grammy winner!
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