Sasami / Squeeze
Album: Squeeze   Collection:General
Artist:Sasami   Added:Mar 2022
Label:Domino Recording Company  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2022-04-01 Pull Date: 2022-06-17
Week Ending: Jun 12 Jun 5 May 22 May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 17 Apr 10
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 06, 2024: elemenohps & qs
Call Me Home
4. Apr 10, 2024: The cleanroom
Say It
2. May 01, 2024: Strum, Pick, and Thrash
Tried To Understand, Say It
5. Feb 20, 2024: Phone Scam
Call Me Home
3. May 01, 2024: Phone Scam
Not A Love Song
6. Sep 10, 2022: Hanging In The Bone Yard
Not A Love Song

Album Review
Reviewed 2022-03-27
Squeeze by SASAMI review
Squeeze is an album that was written as a classically composed movement, so it takes you through emotions of anger, resentment, disappointment, and longing. It hops from heavy metal to indie folk and much in between. The electric guitar and Sasami’s experimental lyrics are the highlights. Depending on the song, you can hear influences from artists like Fleetwood Mac, Wolf Alice, and Rina Sawayama. The genre-bending is insane- a goodie-bag of melding genres.
Favorites: “Say it,” “Call Me Home,” and “Make It Right”
FCC Violations: “Skin a Rat,” “Tried to Understand,” and “Squeeze”

01. skin a rat- (FCC Indecent) starts quiet then come quick with brooding rock- electric guitar and angsty lyrics, some screamo

02. The greatest- sincere lyrics over electric guitar and rock drums, cool guitar solo at the bridge

03. say it- more electronic, deep auto tune voice, still rocking, wolf alice meets churchvs meets rina sawayama meets heavy metal. (a favorite)

04. call me home- more acoustic and clear vocals, not as dark, though the lyrics are pessimistic. picks up in the last minute for more swirling sounds- layered vocals and instruments and a key change! (a favorite)

05. need it to work- repetitive lyrics, about 3 dif lines repeated throughout. rock drums and driving electric guitar

06. tried to understand- (FCC Profanity) more folk sounding, audible fleetwood mac influence, acoustic guitar and storytelling

07. make it right- driving electric guitar, if the carpenters were edgy, bridge picks up with volume and intensity with guitar riff then back to lyrics. (a favorite)

08. Sorry entertainer- heavy metal, angsty, even emo, screamo

09. squeeze- (FCC Indecent) creepy, much percussion, nirvana influence, brooding, lists violent/gruesome active verbs

10. feminine water turmoil- haunting amalgamation of cello and strings and bass and electric guitar (sasami is a trained composer so checks out) no lyrics. transitions nicely into next track so I rec you play both.

11. not a love song- great storytelling through lyrics, keeps the strings sound and sincerity, one of the most mellow tracks though electric guitar drones on

-frockpuppet 3/24/22

Track Listing
1. Skin A Rat   6. Tried To Understand
2. The Greatest   7. Make It Right
3. Say It   8. Sorry Entertainer
4. Call Me Home   9. Squeeze
5. Need It To Work   10. Feminine Water Turmoil
  11. Not A Love Song