Rina Sawayama

Music

rina sawayama’s new video for cherry is perfect

Blossom, babes and beautiful dance routines.
Frankie Dunn
9.6.18
Music

rina sawayama wants you to make friends at her gigs

We stan a considerate queen.
Frankie Dunn
8.29.18
Music

rina sawayama's new single is a pansexual bop

That’s right, you read correctly.
Frankie Dunn
8.14.18
Music

read rina sawayama and nicola formichetti's texts to each other

This creative dream team discuss their mutual adoration for one another, karaoke classics, and the 1980s Tokyo glam music video for Rina's Ordinary Superstar they just made with i-D.
Frankie Dunn
6.5.18
Music

why rina sawayama is no ordinary superstar

All singing, all dancing, Rina is your ultimate 90s popstar, reimagined for 2018.
Frankie Dunn
4.26.18
Music

rina sawayama made us an international women’s day playlist

Because girls > boys.
Frankie Dunn
3.8.18
News

rina sawayama’s new anti-valentine’s song rules

Take it back to the 90s with this ode to no-strings attached V-Day lovin’.
Frankie Dunn
2.15.18
Music

20 underrated albums you really should have listened to this year

While the likes of SZA, Stormzy, Lorde, Drake and Kendrick melted 2017 hearts and charts, there were a few albums that slipped under the radar. In no particular order, i-D celebrates a few other artists that gave us musical magic this year.
i-D Staff
12.23.17
Music

rina sawayama, dream wife, mø, and the best of new music friday

It’s a real mixed bag of music tricks and treats today. Don’t eat them all at once.
Frankie Dunn
10.27.17
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rina sawayama: there's a problem with the east asian women in madonna's beauty ad

Madonna’s MDNA Skin launched with a video of her and Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky being pampered by silent East Asian women. Fellow musician Rina Sawayama called her out on Twitter, and tells i-D why this trope must die.
Rina Sawayama
9.29.17
Music

rina sawayama’s cyber stockholm syndrome and the other new music vids you need to watch

Annie Clark restrains a swan, French-Cuban twins Ibeyi announce their second album and reenact the circle of life with a disturbing visual, and our pal Rina Sawayama gives us life with her 90s R&B dreamworld.
Frankie Dunn
9.2.17
Music

the soundtrack to your weekend ft. rina sawayama, tei shi and gorillaz

Press play on the new releases we've had on repeat this week.
Frankie Dunn and Matthew Whitehouse
3.24.17