Rina Sawayama soars and flutters on sheer melodic gentleness. Her voice is as genius an instrument as ever. Turning attention away from calling out religious zealots (on “This Hell”), she penned an ode to her mother with “Catch Me in the Air.” Production crescendos and blows through the roof right when you need that emotional punch, yet her voice glides as effortlessly and elegantly as a seagull. “I ran away where clouds kiss the mountain peaks,” she sings, clinging to lyrical ferocity. “I was afraid, but you put the wings on me / Feet on the edge.”
Listen to “Catch Me In The Air” below.