- 01 Mar 22
Musical Magpie Explores Her Metal Side.
The second full-length album from genre-fluid musical chameleon Sasami sees her explore her new-found love of metal. Much like the serpentine, Japanese folklore-inspired creature adorning the cover, Squeeze packs plenty of venom. Over the course of eleven tracks, the LP is a cathartic scream into the abyss – figuratively and often literally.
Mining industrial (‘Say It’), nu-metal (‘Skin A Rat’) and the murkier side of grunge (her glorious cover of Daniel Johnston’s ‘Sorry Entertainer’), Squeeze grabs the listener in a vice-like grip from the get-go. In addition to some Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac pop (‘Call Me Home’), further stand-outs include the ethereal ‘Not A Love Song’ and the rumbling ‘Need It To Work’.
In particular, the latter — a haunting and hypnotic track that wouldn’t sound out of place in one of the dinner scenes in Yellowjackets — will leave you hungry for more...
Listen: ‘Need It To Work’
Out now via Domino Records.