“LUCID” – Single Review

India McCarty

Rina Sawayama is one of my favorite artists right now; her debut album, SAWAYAMA, dropped this year, but she’s been on the scene since 2013 with singles and EPs.


She announced the release of a deluxe edition of SAWAYAMA with “Lucid,” a bonus track that’s on the new album. 


“Lucid” is another pop smash from the artist; it’s made to be played at a club….you know, when we can actually go to clubs again. There are definite Lady Gaga influences, which makes sense because BloodPop, frequent Gaga collaborator, produced the track. 


She also released a music video for the track, which shows the artist in a cartoon, neon city before getting sucked into a glowing “lucid” dream world where she chases her dream-self. 


“‘Lucid’ is about living a different life through dreaming, whether it’s to be with the dream girl or to be the dream girl. Me and Lauren Aquilina wrote this together on the floor of my tiny rented living room in early 2018. BloodPop sent us the beat and the melody flowed out so easily that at one point I started hoovering because I knew it would be easy to write,” Sawayama told Apple Music. 


The deluxe edition of the album also included bonus tracks “We Out Here” and “Bees & Honey,” a cover of The 1975 track “Love It If Made It,” and acoustic versions, live versions, and remixes of SAWAYAMA songs.


Check out “LUCID” here!