Maybe in the Summer
- 01Maybe in the Summer[3:20]
"On the SoundCloud page for 'Maybe In The Summer', a song from SASSY 09's new EP, two of the three posted comments are about its snare drum. It arrives after two minutes, and it's the kind of thing that DJ Stingray eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 'Maybe In The Summer' like much of SASSY 009's new EP, is essentially electro pop, but its snare is one of many examples of surprising production moments that align the record with adventurous dance music. 'Thrasher' has an even more striking instance of this. There's again an electro beat and an inviting vocal performance at its core, but this time things slip out of control when the beat is rushed by a massive, barking bassline and SASSY 09's vocal flips to a distorted yell.
In fact, subtle distortion in various forms is an ongoing theme in KILL SASSY 009, the first EP since Sunniva Lindgård took on the project, formerly a trio, by herself. We aren't a million miles away from an artist like Robyn, but the use of distortion is perhaps symbolic of the spiky sound Lindgård seems to want to cultivate. "Okay," the opener, wafts along gently with no indication that the arrangement will be squeezed to a dramatic crescendo. "MK3" is a less convincing example of the template, but the mellower pair of tracks that follow, closing this eight-track EP, are both strong and a little different. The post-punk-style bassline on "Are You Still a Lover" works especially nicely next to the fried drums and Lindgård's bruised voice, while "Til (*****)" also benefits from a standout bassline, this time a bouncing square wave. If electro pop with some bite and an ear for production sounds appealing, give this one a go."
[From Resident Advisor]
- WriterSunniva Lindgård
- Additional WritingAndrew Murray
- ProductionAndrew Murray
- ProductionSunniva Lindgård
- MixAndrew Murray
- MasteringBeau Thomas
Oslo, Norway's Sassy 009 makes abstract electro-pop that edges toward house, techno, and industrial, mixing dreamy synth textures with distorted, propulsive beats. Once a trio, Sassy 009 became the solo project of founder Sunniva Lindgaard in 2019, when second EP Kill Sassy 009 was released. Further releases like 2021's Heart Ego flirted with drum'n'bass and synthwave.Go to artist ->