Watch Watch Rina Sawayama perform ‘This Hell’ on The Tonight Show

The track is lifted from Rina’s forthcoming new album.

After returning with new track ‘This Hell’ this week, Rina Sawayama went on The Tonight Show to give the track a live outing.

The first taste of her second album ‘Hold The Girl’, out on 2nd September via Dirty Hit, Rina says, “I had so much fun writing ‘This Hell.’ The past couple of years I’ve been listening to lots of female country singers and wanted to write a euphoric and tongue in cheek country pop song. Country music at its core to me represents comfort, brilliant storytelling and authentic expression of the writer’s reality. I’ve been dreaming of working with Paul Epworth my entire career so I knew it was meant to be when we finished this song in a day. I put in as many iconic pop culture moments as I can, but the song is more than that.

“It’s an important song for me given the human rights that are being taken away from minorities at a rapid rate in the name of traditional religious beliefs, more specifically I was thinking about the rights being taken away from the LGBTQ community when I wrote this song. When the world tells us we don’t deserve love and protection, we have no choice but to give love and protection to each other. This Hell is better with you.”

Check out the performance below.

See Rina Sawayama live at the following dates:

JUNE
01 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
02 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
09 - Porto, Portugal - Primavera Festival
26 - Dublin, Ireland - Mother Pride Block Party

JULY
21 - Southwold, England - Latitude Festival

AUGUST
05 - Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
20 - Osaka, Japan - Summer Sonic Osaka
21 - Tokyo, Japan - Summersonic Festival

SEPTEMBER
03 - Stradbally, Republic of Ireland - Electric Picnic

OCTOBER
12 - Glasgow, Scotland - SWG3
13 - Glasgow, Scotland - SWG3
15 - Dublin, Republic of Ireland - Olympia Theatre
18 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
20 - Manchester, England - Manchester Academy
21 - Birmingham, England - O2 Academy Birmingham
23 - Brighton, East Sussex, England - Brighton Dome
26 - London, England - O2 Academy Brixton

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