Today, Rina Sawayama debuts her new song “Catch Me In The Air,” the second single from her forthcoming sophomore album Hold The Girl, slated to release on September 2nd. The record pays homage to the musician’s mother, detailing their relationship over the years.
In the song’s opening verse, Rina sings, “Hey there, little girl, don’t you wanna see the world? / Don’t be scared.” Elsewhere, she croons, “Only took nine months and a lot of love / Carried all our dreams and she’s ready now.”
“Catch Me In The Air” comes just weeks removed from Rina Sawayama’s single “This Hell,” which brazenly welcomes an exciting new stage in the singer-songwriter’s career. The accompanying video accumulated 1.4 million views on YouTube since its release earlier this month. Drawing inspiration from the Y2K era and 90s rave music among other genres, Hold The Girl is expected to contain some of Rina’s best work to date as she reflects on past experiences and self-discovery.
When debuting the song in Glasgow during her The Dynasty tour, Rina shared, “This song I wrote about my mom who’s a single mom, you know how intense that relationship is. They feel like your sister, a brother, or even your child sometimes.” She added, “I felt throughout my life my mum and I have caught each other when we’re falling. That’s what this song’s about.”
Listen to “Catch Me In The Air” below.