SASAMI – “Sorry Entertainer” (Daniel Johnston Cover)
It’s been a little over two years since Artist To Watch SASAMI released her self-titled debut album. We’ve heard from her sporadically since then and today she’s back with a pummeling cover of Daniel Johnston’s “Sorry Entertainer,” which comes with a music video co-directed by actress/comedian Patti Harrison and Alan Resnick.
“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,” SASAMI said in a statement, continuing:
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 video below.
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*w/ Japanese Breakfast
“Sorry Entertainer” is out now via Domino.