Rina Sawayama unveils remix of ‘XS’ by Bree Runway, excited fans say 'pop music changed forever today'
Rina Sawayama has unveiled a new rendition of her hit ‘XS’, remixed by fellow London artist Bree Runway. The original version of 'XS' arrived ahead of the release of her self-titled debut album in March. The studio LP released in April. The British singer-songwriter, who is also a model, spoke of its meaning and inspiration, saying the song “mocks capitalism in a sinking world.”
In a statement according to DIY Mag, Sawayama said, “Given that we all know global climate change is accelerating and human extinction is a very real possibility within our lifetime it seemed hilarious to me that brands were still coming out with new makeup palettes every month and public figures were doing a gigantic house tour of their gated property in Calabasas in the same week as doing a ‘sad about Australian wildfires’ Instagram post."
Sawayama, a Japanese-born artist, is a rising star with a fresh take on pop music who has already earned a strong and positive public reaction before her debut album. With one EP, titled 'Rina' and numerous singles to date, she has released several singles for 2020 including, 'XS', 'Chosen Family', 'Bad Friend' and 'Dance in the Dark'.
Fans on Twitter are in a frenzy over the new remix of 'XS'. "Did y'all feel that shift??? pop music changed forever today, history was made," said a fan while another wrote, "I don’t think you understand... I’m obsessed." One fan said, "COULDN’T ASK FOR A BETTER COLLAB. P E R F E C T !" Another said, "YOU KILLED IT, WE LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!! THE BEST ARTISTS IN THE WIRLDDDDDD."
"U GUYS DID NOT COME TO PLAY W THIS ONE I LOVE IT," added another fan.
Bree Runway released her third and latest EP 'Be Runway' in August, 2019. According to NME, Runway said she is considering releasing an additional two EPs before releasing a studio album. In March, Runway released the single 'Apeshit' which was met with critical acclaim and drew immediate comparisons to Missy Elliott who later co-signed the track on Twitter. Doja Cat also showed support by encouraging fans to watch the music video and google Runway.
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