Giving us some advice on self-care during lockdown...

In these strange times of lockdown, self-care is more important than ever.

Pop visionary Rina Sawayama took to Twitter in a live Q&A with Clash readers, as part of our Clash Cares initiative.

From the beauty regimes and music tips, to the genre mash-up of her own sound, Rina gave us some pearls of pop wisdom…

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Kicking off the Q&A, Rina was in a suitable place to chat self-care, coming to us direct from a very relaxing bubble bath.

When asked for her music tips for lockdown, she sung the praises of Dua Lipa’s latest album 'Future Nostalgia', and a particular banger from it, as well as her own upcoming album ‘SAWAYAMA’

Make-up plays a big part of Rina’s performance, so readers were asking about the importance of visuals when it comes to her as an artist, as well as beauty regimes being a part of self-care in lockdown.

One reader asked about her strong stance speaking out against anti-Asian racism, which they said seemed more important than ever during a time when some demographics are being associated with the health crisis.

Her response was characteristically positive.

Another wanted to know about her genre-bending style, asking: “Did you aim to genre bend when writing your album/music or did it just happen?”

As we were speaking on the Trans Day of Visibility, another asked about the best way for people not in that community to be positive allies.

Wise words for strange times, thank you Rina!

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