Rina Sawayama is gearing up to release her second album Hold The Girl in September, and following on from lead single “This Hell” she has shared “Catch Me In The Air”. Explaining the genesis of the song, Sawayama says:
“‘Catch Me In The Air’ was written in between lockdowns with Oscar Scheller and Gracey. I wanted the whole song to sound like it was on an Irish coastline, like a Corrs video. We put in a key change to go into the chorus, at the end of the pre-chorus to make it lift and soar like a bird. I then worked on it more with Clarence before taking it to Stuart Price. This was the first song that Stuart and I worked on together, and it was the most incredible experience. I’m such a huge fan of his work with Madonna and Kylie so it was a dream come true. We would send each other stock images of coastlines, people doing yoga on a pier, meditating in the middle of a field, hay bales, etc. to get inspired sonically.”
Where “This Hell” went down into darkness, “Catch Me In The Air” does exactly what the title says and sends Sawyama’s heart and mind soaring on a perfect breeze. The Corrs influence is clear in the car-radio-ready melodies and subtly sparkling violins in the song’s atmosphere. A soundtrack for an epic adventure – out into the wilderness or into your imagination – “Catch Me In The Air” is sure to spark lighthearted excitement and become a bonding song for best friends the world over.
Check out “Catch Me In The Air” below or on streaming platforms.