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Rina Sawayama Drops Video For New Single Bad Friend

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 Written by Sophie Williams

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Rina Sawayama has shared a video for her latest single, Bad Friend.

The emotive, grayscale-filtered clip sees the vocalist dressed in male drag as she acts out a disagreement with a friend in a bar. She said:

"The Bad Friend video was one of the last videos we shot before UK lockdown with director Ali Kurr. We had so much fun making this, as it was my first time doing stunts and being in prosthetic makeup. The song is about the heartbreak of losing a friendship and realising that you were the cause of the breakdown.

"When you hear the song, this is not the video you imagine - but that's exactly what we wanted. The music video is a reimagining of the themes in Bad Friend; of longing, loss, self-hate and ultimately self-love. Choosing a slow, film noir style focuses all the attention on performance and acting, which was definitely very daunting, but I had so much fun making a video that is so wildly different from my previous videos.”

The electro-pop track is taken from her debut proper, ‘SAWAYAMA’, which arrived via Dirty Hit in April. Previous singles include XS and the club-ready Comme Des Garçons.

Sawayama also recently rescheduled her headline UK tour to September in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Tickets are on sale now.

Rina Sawayama Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun September 20 2020 - GLASGOW King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Tue September 22 2020 - MANCHESTER Gorilla
Wed September 23 2020 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute3
Thu September 24 2020 - LONDON Electric Brixton

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