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Rina Sawayama's new anti-Valentine track is a pristine pop throwback

14 February 2018, 09:56 | Written by Laurence Day

Rina Sawayama is marking today's extra-special lovefest by dropping "Valentine (What's It Gonna Be)", her first new music since last year's mini-album RINA.

"[This song is] an anti-Valentine song for those who want a little no-strings-attached action on a day that perpetuates the boring age old narrative of heterosexual monogamy," says Sawayama of the '90s-flecked track, which combines retro R&B glossiness with her bristly, erratic future-pop stylings.

"Valentine (What's It Gonna Be)" sees Sawayama team up with frequent collaborator Clarence Clarity, who co-produced much of RINA (including standout jam "Alterlife").

Sawayama supports Kelela at her upcoming Roundhouse show, and will headline London's Borderline on 28 March and the Garage on 25 May. Find out more.

"Valentine (What's It Gonna Be)" is out now via 88Rising.
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