Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl
Sep 16, 2022
85
rina Sawayama's 2nd album is an experience full of attitude and a lot of personality, something rare in today's industry

the songs that are mostly pop/dance are very interesting and build the album very well even if some go more to the rock side (Phantom & your age) and even country (send my love to john)

Rina doesn't fail to create a cohesive album, however, if you were already following the releases, you won't have a great experience listening to the full album for the first time since a good amount of songs were worked as singles previously, this takes away some of the excitement in having the first contact with the complete project, but it doesn't make it less interesting or bad because of that

lyrically we have a good album, the artist addresses several subjects and brings in the middle of the songs themes such as reflections on her childhood, LGBTQIA+ celebration and emotional overcoming

finally, we have a well produced and interesting album, even though "Hold the Girl" is not as intriguing an experience as in her debut album, we have a project that speaks well with the singer's audience and introduces her easily to the mainstream without her losing her identity and personality, no doubt "Hold the Girl" is one of the best albums of the year, its cohesive production and good compositions highlight it in the midst of pop works that are increasingly empty and dull

Rating:
Minor feelings-8/10
Hold the girl-8.5/10
This hell-8.3/10
Catch me in the air-8.2/10
Forgiveness-7.8/10
Holy(til you let me go)-7/10
Your age-9/10⭐️
Imagining-8.8/10
Frankenstein-8/10
Hurricanes-8.2/10
Send my love to John-7.7/10
Phantom-10/10⭐️
To be alive-10/10⭐️

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