Rina Sawayama Says The ‘Fake Stories’ Of Taylor Swift’s Folklore Inspired Her Next Album

Rina Sawayama’s next project was inspired by Taylor Swift. In an interview with Rolling Stone, she said that listening to Swift’s Folklore album, is how she came to write about personal experiences through a poetic lens.

After her debut album was released in 2020, Sawayama found herself ridden with anxiety as the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the record’s promotion.

It was then that she heard the album and it helped her push through the creative rut. She laughed and said, “I remember when Taylor released Folklore, I was like, ‘This bitch is writing about fake stories and she just wrote a whole album.’ If she can do it, I need to do it.”

She says her music will tell the story of her emotional growth over the last few years. And similar to Folklore, listeners will have to decode the stories featured within the album’s lyrics for themselves

Sawayama’s sophomore album, Hold the Girl, will be released September 2nd.

TL;DR:

  • Rina Sawayama’s next project was inspired by Taylor Swift‘s Folklore album.
  • She heard the album and it helped her push through a creative rut.
  • Sawayama’s sophomore album, Hold the Girl, will be released September 2nd.
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