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Rina Sawayama drops new single 'Lucid' ahead of deluxe album re-issue

The pansexual pop genius will perform at the 2020 Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar on 1 December.

2020-11-26

Rina Sawayama has dropped new single 'Lucid' ahead of a deluxe re-issue of her stellar debut album Sawayama next month.

The pansexual pop star, 30, released the Bloodpop-produced floor-filler on Wednesday (25 November) as she confirmed Sawayama will be re-released with three brand new tracks on 4 December.

With past singles including 'XS', 'STFU!', and 'Comme des Garçons (Like the Boys)', Sawayama - who studied at Cambridge University before forging a pop career - has won universal acclaim for her unique brand of Britney-esque pop twinned with nu metal and R&B influences.

The British-Japanese star is set to perform at the 2020 Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar, next Tuesday 1 December from 9pm GMT. You can watch the show live on the Attitude YouTube channel.

Earlier this year, Sawayama revealed she had been told she would not be eligible for British awards such at The BRITs and the Mercury Music Prize because she holds a Japanese passport - despite living permanently in the UK since she was just five year old.

"It was so heartbreaking", Sawayama told VICE about the moment she discovered she couldn't submit her debut album Sawayama for the awards. "I rarely get upset to the level where I cry. And I cried."

She added: "It was othering... All I remember is living here".

Listen to Rina Sawayama's new single 'Lucid' below: