The Ali Kurr-directed visuals show the pop star stuck in a time loop within the bounds of a 19th century farmhouse until she finally breaks free.
Press material describes the video as a “metaphor for Rina’s emotional breakthrough in therapy, which sparked her to write the song” for her second album of the same namewhich is released on September 16 (Pre-order here).
Speaking about the new single, Sawayama said: “’Hold the Girl’ was the first song I wrote for the record at the end of 2020 – I had gone to therapy and had a revelation, so I decided to write this song…that was the beginning of it. I was crying before going into the studio to write about it.”
Kicking off in Brooklyn, New York on November 1, the stint will also include stop-offs in cities including Atlanta (8), Nashville (9), Houston (13) and San Diego (18).
Check out the full itinerary below:
Tickets on sale Friday at 10am local
can’t wait to perform the record for u 🥲
which songs from the first record do u wanna hear?? pic.twitter.com/9GqMzk33EK
— RINA SAWAYAMA (@rinasawayama) July 26, 2022
In October Rina Sawayama will embark on a UK and Ireland headline tourwhere a Cardiff show has been added on October 24 due to “phenomenal demand” – find tickets here.