Dirty Hit’s very own, Rina Sawayama, released her newest single, “XS” off of her forthcoming, debut album, “SAWAYAMA” due for release on April 17.
In a statement, Sawayama explains the inspiration behind “XS.”
‘“XS” is a song that mocks capitalism in a sinking world. Given that we all know global climate change is accelerating and human extinction is a very real possibility within our lifetime it seemed hilarious to me that brands were still coming out with new makeup palettes every month and public figures were doing a gigantic house tour of their gated property in Calabasas in the same week as doing a ‘sad about Australian wild fires’ Instagram post. I mean I’m guilty of turning a blind eye too, because otherwise it makes me depressed. We’re all hypocrites because we are all capitalists, and it’s a trap that I don’t see us getting out of. I wanted to reflect the chaos of this post-truth climate change denying world in the metal guitar stabs that flare up like an underlying zit between the 2000s R&B beat that reminds you of a time when everything was alright.” – Rina Sawayama via. Pitchfork
Listen to “XS” below and buy tickets to see Rina Sawayama at The Regent Theater on April 24 HERE.