Get ready to experience a new level of pop perfection with the latest release from the multi-talented Asy Saavedra, a Swedish-American singer-songwriter, producer, and composer. As the lead singer and keyboard player of the electro-pop sister duo Chaos Chaos, Asy has been making waves in the music industry for years, and now she’s kicking off her solo career with her new single “Masterpiece”.
With this playful new release, Asy teases us with a taste of her unannounced upcoming record and takes us on a journey through her unique and genre-bending production. “Masterpiece” is a powerful anthem of self-empowerment and insecurity, with lyrics that delve into the theme of not feeling like a masterpiece at all. Asy’s powerful pop songs are known to be a force to be reckoned with, but her recent venture into experimental production takes her artistry to a whole new level. Asy’s “Masterpiece” is a visceral construction of the playful dance between self-empowerment and insecurity. The song is forthright and relatable, with a vulnerability that is evident in the lyrics and in the way Asy’s voice breaks intentionally when she delivers the high notes in the chorus. The production on “Masterpiece” is a tantalizing blend of pop and avant-garde, with sultry “oohs” that evoke the intimacy of the bedroom and hint at a messiness beneath the surface.
Asy has a knack for crafting powerful pop songs, but her recent venture into experimental production has cracked open a sonic universe in which she challenges her own formulas and doesn’t hesitate to take the reins.This is just the latest chapter in Asy’s industrious music career. Her early years were spent composing music to accompany children’s books on the family’s piano. After a chance run-in with Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie), Asy and her sister Chloe formed Smoosh, and the tween duo jettisoned onto the music scene with their 2004 debut album, She Like Electric; later signing to Seattle-based indie label Barsuk Records and opening for alt-rock staples Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power, and Sufjan Stevens, to name just a few.Asy’s recent venture into composing saw her experimenting with instruments and production and finding ways to use her voice as an instrument. Her score for Trover Saves The Universe has been described as “a sonic playground so sublime and saturated it practically melts into your ears…”
“Masterpiece” is not to be missed, and we can’t wait to hear more from this multi-dimensional artist. Asy is the mastermind and the muse, and her music is sure to leave you wanting more.
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