With ‘Squeeze’, out on Domino, SASAMI explores her wide spectrum of moods - from raging at systemic violence, to wrestling for control in her personal relationships. It 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 announced ‘Squeeze’ at the end of last year with a dual single release of ‘Skin A Rat’, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as a Song You Need To Know, saying it “lands a whole bunch of different blows, each harder and more unexpected than the last. And, like all good rock & roll bruisings, the moment it’s over, you’re ready to spin it back for more,” and ‘The Greatest’, which Nylon called “an electrifying rock opera.” ‘Squeeze’ was produced by SASAMI, with a handful of the tracks co-produced by Ty Segall. Other notable contributors include Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren, actress and comedian Patti Harrison, Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy, Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko and King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas, amongst others.