SASAMI announces new album 'Squeeze', out February 25; shares new videos "The Greatest" & "Skin A Rat"

SASAMI announces new album 'Squeeze', out February 25; shares new videos "The Greatest" & "Skin A Rat"

SASAMI announces her new album, Squeeze, with the release of videos for dual lead singles The Greatest andSkin A Rat,” two tracks that perfectly encapsulate the album’s breadth and wide range.  “The Greatest” video was directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford, and the “Skin A Rat” visualizer was created by Andrew Thomas Huang (Björk, FKA twigs), who also designed the album cover. Squeeze is available for pre-order now and is out February 25.

Of the power ballad-inspired “The Greatest”, Sasami Ashworth says, “this song is about how often the greatest, heaviest feelings we have for someone are in the absence of the realization or reciprocation of that love. Like power born out of a black hole. All fantasy.” 

Inspired by violent fantasy, “Skin A Rat” is “a soundtrack to cathartic release of anger and frustration with oppressive systems and humans. Very nu-metal influenced. Wrote and demoed the whole song on my ipad with midi drums and hired an epic drummer to perform it live to tape.” The song features Dirk Verbeuren of Megadeth on drums, with gang vocals by Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko and actress and comedian Patti Harrison. 

Both songs were produced by Ashworth and recorded at Ty Segall’s studio in Topanga, CA and Log Mansion in Mt. Washington.  




Alongside the news of Squeeze, today SASAMI also announces 2022 US headline tour dates, beginning in March. She is also touring in North America supporting Japanese Breakfast this fall, and will support Mitski in the EU and UK during spring 2022. All dates below, tickets available here.

On Squeeze, SASAMI explores her wide spectrum of moods—from raging at systemic violence to wrestling for control in her personal relationships. Throughout, the singer-songwriter and producer surveys the raw aggression of nu-metal, tender plainspokenness of country-pop and folk rock, and dramatic romanticism of classical music.  

Squeeze hammers home a sentiment of “anti-toxic positivity” and showcases SASAMI’s vicious honesty and brutally uncompromising vision, partially inspired by the Japanese yōkai folk spirit called Nure-onna (translation: wet woman), a vampiric deity that has the head of a woman and the body of a snake. 

SASAMI Tour Dates
10/29 - Dallas, TX @ Studio at the Factory ^
10/30 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^
10/31 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (Levitation)
11/1 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger ^
11/3 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress (Outdoor Plaza) ^
11/4 - Tempe, AZ @ Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium ^
11/7 - Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre ^
11/9 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^
11/11 - Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery ^ - SOLD OUT
11/12 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Madonna Inn ^
11/13 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst ^
11/15 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House ^ - SOLD OUT
11/16 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House ^ - SOLD OUT
3/4 - Brattleboro, VT @ The Stone Church
3/5 - Woodstock, NY @ The Colony
3/6 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
3/8 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
3/10 - Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
3/11 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
3/21 - Nashville, TN @ The End
3/22 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/24 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
3/25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Club Cafe 
3/27 - Cambridge, MA @ Sonia
3/30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
3/31 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
4/1 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/2 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
4/3 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb
4/5 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
4/8 - Boise, ID @ The Shredder
4/9 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
4/10 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
4/12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
4/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
4/21 - Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory * - SOLD OUT
4/22 - Leeds, UK @ University Union Refectory *
4/23 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom *
4/25 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street * -SOLD OUT
4/26 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy *
4/28 - London, UK @ The Roundhouse * - SOLD OUT
4/29 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton *
4/30 - Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique Festival * 
5/2 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix * - SOLD OUT
5/3 - Paris, FR @ L’Olympia *
5/4 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso * - SOLD OUT
5/6 - Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten *
5/7 - Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks *
5/9 - Berlin, DE @ Metropol * - SOLD OUT
5/10 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega * - SOLD OUT
5/11 - Stockholm, SE @ Fallan
5/12 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene * - SOLD OUT
5/14 - Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik * - SOLD OUT
5/15 - Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria * - SOLD OUT
5/17 - Vienna, AT @ WUK * - SOLD OUT
5/18 - Prague, CZ @ Archa Theatre *
5/19 - Munich, DE @ Strom * - SOLD OUT
^ w/ Japanese Breakfast
* w/ Mitski 

SASAMI Squeeze

Album | 25th February 2022

Squeeze, the second full length from Sasami, surveys the raw aggression of nu-metal, tender plainspokenness of country-pop and folk rock, and dramatic romanticism of classical music.

Tracklisting

  • 1Skin A Rat
  • 2The Greatest
  • 3Say It
  • 4Call Me Home
  • 5Need It To Work
  • 6Tried To Understand
  • 7Make It Right
  • 8Sorry Entertainer
  • 9Squeeze (feat. No Home)
  • 10Feminine Water Turmoil
  • 11Not A Love Song

SASAMI Squeeze

Album | 25th February 2022

Squeeze, the second full length from Sasami, surveys the raw aggression of nu-metal, tender plainspokenness of country-pop and folk rock, and dramatic romanticism of classical music.

Tracklisting

  • 1Skin A Rat
  • 2The Greatest
  • 3Say It
  • 4Call Me Home
  • 5Need It To Work
  • 6Tried To Understand
  • 7Make It Right
  • 8Sorry Entertainer
  • 9Squeeze (feat. No Home)
  • 10Feminine Water Turmoil
  • 11Not A Love Song
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