Watch SASAMI covers Daniel Johnston’s ‘Sorry Entertainer’

SASAMI covers Daniel Johnston's 'Sorry Entertainer'
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“‘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.”

Sharing her first release of 2021, SASAMI has covered Daniel Johnston’s ‘Sorry Entertainer’.

“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.”

Accompanied by a video directed by actor and comedian Patti Harrison and Alan Resnick, check it out now below.


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