East London based, Japanese born artist Rina Sawayama’s breakout single – last years ‘Where U are’ peeked the interest of many, and she’s back with a new single Cyber Stockholm Syndrome. Produced by Clarence Clarity and Hoost, the track has this ice cool glitchy feel about it, Sawayamas vocal standing out with its warmth, telling tales of preferring / being left with electronics rather than real people. UNderneath, these strands of synth melodies and beats bubble away giving the whole thing a laid back groove.
Speaking about the track, Ri says: “Cyber Stockholm Syndrome is happy and sad, honest and autobiographical, and I feel like I’ve truly written from the heart from the first time. It took two years of rewriting and revising as I wrestled with the beauty and anxiety of digital life. Before, I saw the internet as a captor of our time and free will. But now, I see embracing a positive relationship with our online selves as an act of self-preservation and defiance. In this age, the digital world can offer vital support networks, voices of solidarity, refuge, escape. Marginalised people, or socially anxious people like myself can in fact, be freed. That’s what ‘Cyber Stockholm Syndrome’ is about: pessimism, optimism, anxiety and freedom.”
Check it out, here