Rina Sawayama drops “This Hell” ahead of ‘Hold The Girl’—listen



She will perform the track for the first time on ‘The Tonight Show.’

May 18, 2022

Rina Sawayama has released a new song, “This Hell.” The track is the lead single from her anticipated second album, Hold The Girl.

Hold The Girl is set to release Sept. 2 via Dirty Hit.

Read more: Rina Sawayama announces ‘Hold The Girl,’ drops album teaser video—watch

“This Hell” is a sharp pop-country fusion complete with stinging guitars. Sawayama easily hops between, displaying her vocal prowess and dropping one-liners about notable figures such as Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Princess Diana.

Additionally, Sawayama explained her inspiration for the track in a press release.

“I had so much fun writing ‘This Hell.’ The past couple of years I’ve been listening to lots of female country singers and wanted to write a euphoric and tongue-in-cheek country-pop song,” she says. “Country music at its core to me represents comfort, brilliant storytelling and authentic expression of the writer’s reality.”

She will perform the track for the first time on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon May 19.

After that, Sawayama will perform at a number of music festivals this year. Furthermore, fans who preorder Hold The Girl via the Dirty Hit Store will be given exclusive presale ticket access.

Check below for “This Hell” and a list of upcoming performance dates.

Rina Sawayama 2022 tour dates

06/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Festival

06/02 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Festival

06/10 – Porto, PT @ Primavera Festival

06/26 – Dublin, IE @ Mother Pride Block Party

07/22 – Southwold, UK @ Latitude Festival

08/05 – Katowice, PO @ OFF Festival

08/20 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic Osaka

08/21 – Tokyo, JP @ Summersonic Festival

09/03 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic

10/12 – Glasgow, GB @ SWG3

10/13 – Glasgow, GB @ SWG3

10/18 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City

10/20- Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy

10/21 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham

10/23 – Brighton, East Sussex, UK @ Brighton Dome

10/26 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton

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