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On her first album, Rina Sawayama blends metal and pop and tackles serious issues."It was such a risk to be a musician that I didn't want to do fluffy pop songs and hope it cut through," she says. Hendrik Schneider /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rina Sawayama Wants Her Success To Make Space For Asian Women In Pop Music

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Clockwise from upper left: Buscabulla, Rina Sawayama, Christian Lee Hutson, Tenci, Jonah Mutono Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Best New Artists Of 2020 (So Far)

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On her self-titled debut album, Rina Sawayama borrows from all corners of the pop world to explore depression, her fight to preserve her Japanese heritage and the legacy of family strife. Hendrik Schneider/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rina Sawayama Embraces The Pain On Her Beautifully Messy Debut

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Fiona Apple. Her long-awaited — and monumental — new album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, tops our shortlist of the best releases out on April 17. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 17

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