SASAMI shares new video for heavy rendition of Daniel Johnston's "Sorry Entertainer"

SASAMI shares new video for heavy rendition of Daniel Johnston's "Sorry Entertainer"

Today, SASAMI, the musical project of Los Angeles composer, songwriter and producer, Sasami Ashworth, releases a heavy rendition of Daniel Johnston deep-cut “Sorry Entertainer.” The single acts as a peek into the sonic world to come on her highly anticipated, yet-to-be-announced second album. The video was directed by actor and comedian Patti Harrison and Alan Resnick; Harrison also stars in the video.

I made my last album when I was in a very emotionally vulnerable and tender place, but after a couple years of touring those same subtle, more sensitive songs, the live show became louder and more volatile,” says SASAMI. “A bit before the pandemic took hold I was really getting back into metal and numetal, so a couple months into quarantine I made an acoustic version of the System of a Down song "Toxicity." My sadness ripened into anger throughout 2020, and deeper into it I started experimenting with a heavier palette and decided to perform the inverse exercise of metallicizing an acoustic song. ‘Sorry Entertainer’ is my take on mixing the desperation of being a hopeless and powerless artist and the extremely powerful sounds of a metal band. Like giving a toddler a flamethrower... or a fullstack.

Watch the "Sorry Entertainer" video below. It's SASAMI’s first release of 2021, following original track Mess and her Toxicity cover in 2020; she also co-produced Hand Habits’ recent single, “4th of July."

Additionally, SASAMI has announced a US fall tour supporting Japanese Breakfast; tour dates are below as well.


SASAMI Tour Dates
10/29 - Dallas, TX @ The Factory Studio *
10/30 - Houston, TX @ White Oak *
10/31 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (Levitation) *
11/3 - Tucson, AX @ Club Congress *
11/4 - Tempe, AZ @ Coca Cola Sun Deck *
11/7 - Berkeley, CA @ UC Theater *
11/9 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
11/11 - Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu *
11/12 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Madonna Inn *
11/13 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst *
11/14 - Lake Perris, CA @ Desert Daze
11/15 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House *
11/16 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House * 

*w/ Japanese Breakfast

SASAMI SASAMI

Album | 8th March 2019

SASAMI's self-titled debut album is playful, heartfelt and personal, chronicling the surprising ways that relationships - with lovers, with friends, with oneself - can shift in a single year.

Tracklisting

  • 1I Was A Window (feat. Dustin Payseur)
  • 2Not The Time
  • 3Morning Comes
  • 4Free (feat. Devendra Banhart)
  • 5Pacify My Heart
  • 6At Hollywood
  • 7Jealousy
  • 8Callous
  • 9Adult Contemporary (feat. Soko)
  • 10Turned Out I Was Everyone

SASAMI SASAMI

Album | 8th March 2019

SASAMI's self-titled debut album is playful, heartfelt and personal, chronicling the surprising ways that relationships - with lovers, with friends, with oneself - can shift in a single year.

Tracklisting

  • 1I Was A Window (feat. Dustin Payseur)
  • 2Not The Time
  • 3Morning Comes
  • 4Free (feat. Devendra Banhart)
  • 5Pacify My Heart
  • 6At Hollywood
  • 7Jealousy
  • 8Callous
  • 9Adult Contemporary (feat. Soko)
  • 10Turned Out I Was Everyone
Buy Now