Elton John has said that his album of the year is the debut record of Rina Sawayama.
Speaking with Sawayama over FaceTime, John said, “Hi Rina! It’s so wonderful to talk to you because so far you have made my album of the year. This is my favourite album of the year.”
“It’s a phenomenal record. We’ve been playing a lot of it on our show…you’re on my bucket list because I wanted to talk to you because I’m so fascinated about you,” John continued, NME reports.
He went on to say that while he loves The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours‘ and Perfume Genius’ ‘Set My Heart On Fire Immediately‘, ‘SAWAYAMA’ is “the strongest album of the year by far”.