Listen: Rina Sawayama shuns soppiness in ‘Valentine (What’s It Gonna Be)’

Rina Sawayama shuns soppiness in ‘Valentine (What’s It Gonna Be)’

It’s “an anti-Valentine song for those who want a little no strings attached action,” apparently.

If the constant stream of ‘cute couple selfies’ popping up on the ‘Gram this morning is starting to make you feel mildly nauseous, fast-rising pop champ Rina Sawayama has got your back.

A total banger that shuns commitment and tacky heteronormative cards from Hallmark, ’Valentine (What’s It Gonna Be)’ is filled with its own alternative slogans: “making promises is dangerous” and “I don’t think about the future” to name just two. The track is produced by Clarence Clarity.

According to Rina, ’Valentine (What’s It Gonna Be)’ is an ”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”.

Have a listen to it below.

Big Albums in 2020: The Magic Gang

Big Albums in 2020: The Magic Gang

With their self-titled debut, The Magic Gang smashed into the Top 20 and proved that indie wasn’t dead. Now, they’re broadening their horizons and getting ready to hit the sweet spot once again.