Sassy 009 releases Heart Ego mixtape

October 22, 2021

OUT TODAY VIA LUFT RECORDINGS

Photo by Jacqueline Landvik
PRAISE FOR SASSY 009

“Hyper-slick, trance-indebted electropop”
The FADER

“Hypnotic electronic pop”
Dazed

“Everyone’s electronica girl-crush”
Dummy 

“SASSY 009 defies conventions”
NME

“Excellent Experimental Pop”
Pitchfork

“We aren’t a million miles away from an artist like Robyn”
Resident Advisor

“Otherworldly”
Stereogum

Today, Sassy 009 releases her mixtape Heart Ego via Oslo-based label Luft RecordingsLISTEN TO HEART EGO HERE

With praise so far from the likes of PitchforkNMECrack Magazine, i-DCrack and more, the mixtape features standout tracks ‘Blue Racecar‘, ‘Here Comes The Weekend‘, ‘Mystery Boy‘, and ‘Red Plum‘.

“‘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 Sassy009 on her mixtape.

The bulk of the release was written throughout the winter of 2019 into 2020 in Lindgård’s mum’s apartment, before being re-recorded and produced in Luft Studio with friend and colleague Baya, discarding a lot of the original ideas and whittling it down to the hazy-yet-taut pop that remains.

“Ultimately with this, I want to prove that I am a better musician today than yesterday” she says. “And feel that the risk of spending tremendous amounts of hours in my bedroom was worth it. I think that’s the biggest concern, more than a statement, that my time has been spent well.”

Listening to Heart Ego it’s hard to deny that it hasn’t. Sassy009 remains a singular project, a hyper-pop project that feels like its hurtling through space, a balance of acceleration and phantasmagoria, of physicality and weightlessness.

SASSY 009
Heart Ego
buy/stream it here.

TRACKLIST
Forever Seventeen
Blue Racecar
Mystery Boy
Here Comes The Weekend
Red Plum
Wannabe
It’s Complicated
Ego Heart Ego

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ABOUT SASSY 009

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. Through 2019’s EP KILL Sassy 009 and subsequent tracks, including a collaboration with Clairo, Lingård’s pushed the project through re-imagined techno, breathy Scandi-pop and hyper R&B in a way that suggests an artist as excited as the listener to hear what might come next – as if each track acts as its own sandbox within which Lingård’s allowed to play in.