Credits: HARLEY WEIR
‘We don’t need to be related to relate
We don’t need to share genes or a surname
You are, you are
My chosen, chosen family‘
These are the chorus lyrics to Rina Sawayama’s song ‘Chosen Family’ which she released in her 2020 album-Sawayama. Loved it? If so, wait till you watch her newly released duet with Elton John for the very same song.
A Tribute To The LGBTQ Community
‘Chosen Family’ is Rina’s debut studio album and we are so thrilled that it brought her such massive success and critical acclaim. Speaking out about the track, the 30-year-old Japanese-British singer says “The concept of a chosen family is, to me, a queer one” She also adds, ‘people are often kicked out of their homes or ostracized by their family, friends, and community after coming out. This can be an incredibly painful experience that can be remedied by finding a new ‘chosen’ family.”
‘She’s an extraordinary talent’- Elton John
Elton John is a legend. We all know it. Imagine being able to share the same platform as him to sing your song? Ahhh, chills! Rina took to her social media to share how she was over the moon to be able to sing with this legendary pop artist. Elton reciprocated by showering the young singer with compliments on her extraordinary talent. We doubt a better pairing could have happened for this beautiful song!