RINA SAWAYAMA - SAN FRANCISCO 2022

December 6, 2022 – 6:26 am

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RINA SAWAYAMA
San Francisco 2022 [no label, 1CD]

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. Twin Peaks Stage, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA; August 6, 2022. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Thanks to Sharontunes for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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Japanese–British singer-songwriter, actress and model Rina Sawayama is known for her musical versatility and has been labelled a “musical chameleon”. After signing to Dirty Hit in 2020, she released her debut studio album, Sawayama, to widespread critical acclaim. Her second studio album, Hold The Girl, was released in September, 2022. - wikipedia

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Joshua Bote, sfgate.com:

If there is any justice in the world, Rina Sawayama, the prodigious British-Japanese pop singer, is well on her way to being a top-billed, household-name pop star. And Sawayama’s set at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Saturday was her putting in the work to get to that point, an athletic, all-encompassing hourlong performance that sated her stans, named the Pixels and welcomed newcomers to her multitude of charms.

“I got three questions for you,” she told the crowd with a winking grin several songs in. “Are you ready to dance? Are you ready to slay? And are you ready to scream?”

This was a threat and a promise. Sawayama’s set started with brutish, hard-rock riffs and ended with a Lady Gaga dance party (courtesy of her take on Gaga’s “Chromatica” highlight “Free Woman”). And the hour between melded the two dissonant styles with ease, an act of alchemy that hits even harder on a live stage than on record. Her voice can shift on a dime from Y2K-era pop girl coos and Evanescence’s operatic frontwoman Amy Lee, and often fits somewhere along the middle. Sawayama, ever the assiduous student of the radio, recognizes that both these artists were slotted next to each other on the radio and on MySpace playlists; that the angsty kids and the preppy kids had more in common than either of them probably cared to admit at the time…

But that’s not what draws her most devout of fans in; it’s her songwriting. The songs she writes are heady, emotionally and intellectually intense things put through the pop factory. (She double-majored at Cambridge, go figure.) Her most popular song is a lampoon of “Material Girl” capitalism; the topic of intergenerational trauma and inherited mental illness recurs often in her music and shows… When she said, “I can’t not write a deep song” midway through her set as a throwaway comment before “Catch Me In the Air,” a song she wrote about her single mother, she is underselling her songwriting capacity severely.

All this is to say: Whether her new material, which spins country pop, or the big hits of her breakthrough album “Sawayama,” her gaggle of fans were adoring, worshipping her every move.

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Track 01. Dynasty 4:38
Track 02. STFU! 4:14
Track 03. Comme Des Garcons (Like The Boys) 4:33
Track 04. Akasaka Sad 3:18
Track 05. Snakeskin 3:14
Track 06. Love Me 4 Me 2:19
Track 07. Hold the Girl 4:34
Track 08. Catch Me In The Air 4:28
Track 09. Hurricanes 4:42
Track 10. XS 5:39
Track 11. This Hell 4:51
Track 12. Lucid/Free Woman (Lady Gaga) 5:29
52 mins

dancers = Summer Jay Jones and Shola B Riley
drummer = Simone
guitarist = Emily

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  1. 4 Responses to “RINA SAWAYAMA - SAN FRANCISCO 2022”

  2. She would never fuck me, no chicks will *sob*

    By U L E on Dec 6, 2022

  3. Because I would rather suck сock.

    By U L E on Dec 8, 2022

  4. This fuckin shit never ends. No more talk bout music. Fuckin lowwlife scumbags

    By HHH on Dec 8, 2022

  5. I just gargled a shot glass of cum. Im so proud of myself

    By U L E on Dec 8, 2022

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