Releases / LFT003-S2
  • Title

    Maybe in the Summer

  • Artist

    Sassy 009

  • Format
    Single
  • Date
    08.10.19
  • 01
    Maybe 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]

  • Writer
    Sunniva Lindgård
  • Additional Writing
    Andrew Murray
  • Production
    Andrew Murray
  • Production
    Sunniva Lindgård
  • Mix
    Andrew Murray
  • Mastering
    Beau Thomas

Sassy 009

“‘Heart Ego’ is the most ambitious project I’ve done so far in my career, yet the project I have had the most trouble defining. Framing it as a mixtape was like finding home. The actual structuring and understanding of my compositions is simply a result of how I think it should feel, and not necessarily in line with a structure someone else completely understands.”, explains Sunniva Lingård aka SASSY 009 on her mixtape. Those who’ve followed the path of Oslo-based Sassy 009 and the constantly fluid, blurred edges of her hallucinogenic pop, will know that she’s an artist that follows emotion and mood, over strict narrative and composition.

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