Out through Dirty Hit, the expanded collection consists of the 13 original SAWAYAMA songs, plus 11 additional tracks. Three of these have never before been made available: “LUCID”, “We Out Here”, and “Bees & Honey”. There is also a cover of The 1975 song “Love It If We Made It”, alongside acoustic renditions of “Bad Friend”, “STFU!”, and “Chosen Family” and fresh remixes helmed by Dream Wife and Pabllo Vittar.
Sawayama herself executive produced the deluxe project with help from Clarence Clarity (who also contributed production). Meanwhile, Nicole Morier (Britney Spears) and Kyle Shearer (Carly Rae Jepsen) both have co-writing credits.
“It’s 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 back in early 2018. BloodPop sent us the beat and the melody flowed out so easily that I remember at one point I started hoovering cos i knew this would be easy to write lol. I’ve kept this song secret for 2 years so I’m so excited to finally release it to the world! 2020’s been a tough year so I wanted to finish it off with a dance bop to take us into a more hopeful 2021.”
SAWAYAMA: Deluxe Edition Tracklist:
04. Comme des Garçons (Like The Boys)
05. Akasaka Sad
07. Love Me 4 Me
08. Bad Friend
09. Fuck This World (Interlude)
10. Who’s Gonna Save U Now?
11. Tokyo Love Hotel
12. Chosen Family
02. We Out Here (Bonus Track)
03. Bees & Honey (Bonus Track)
04. Love It If We Made It (The 1975 Cover)
05. XS (Live)
06. STFU! (Acoustic)
07. Bad Friend (Acoustic)
08. Chosen Family (Acoustic)
09. Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys) – Pabllo Vittar Remix
10. XS feat. Bree Runway – Remix
11. Bad Friend – Dream Wife Remix