SASAMI

SASAMI

credit: Alice Baxley

If you've ever drafted an overly long text to someone and decided against sending it, then you'll probably hear something of yourself in SASAMI, out March 8th, 2019."It's a mix of a diary and a collection of letters, written but never sent, to people I've been intimately involved with in one way or another," explains Los Angeles songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth, aka SASAMI, who wrote the album's ten tautly melodic rock tracks over the course of a year on tour, playing keys and guitar with Cherry Glazerr. "Ok, maybe they're more like over-dramatic drafts of texts that you compose in the Notes section of your iPhone, but either way, they come from a place of getting something off my chest." In an Instagram post announcing the release of "Callous," a haunting ballad chronicling the disintegration of a relationship over wrenching guitar wails, she sums up the inspiration behind her engrossingly confessional debut more bluntly: "Everyone I fucked and who fucked me last year."

Originating as a string of demos she recorded straight to her iPad whilst on tour with Cherry Glazerr, the songs poured out of Ashworth in stream-of-consciousness fashion, tracking the thrills,



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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Rock
From: Los Angeles, CA