Sassy 009 announces new mixtape alongside single and video, ‘Mystery Boy’
Oslo based artist Sunniva Lingård aka Sassy 009 has announced her mixtape Heart Ego is set to be released on October the 22nd, alongside the release of her hard-edged new single, ‘Mystery Boy’. If you’ve followed the past of Sassy 009, you’ll know who is an artist that dominates in the areas of music genre fluidity, sitting between hallucinogenic pop, electronic and R&B. Rather than scientifically formulating sounds and layers within easily categorised genres, she curates moods and emotions to create music that is truely boundaryless. This was most prevalent on her 2019 EP, ‘KILL Sassy 009’ and the tracks that followed it, which ranged from futuristic techno to Scandi-pop and expansive R&B. Each track of Lingård’s is it’s own deeply distinct vignette into the eye and mind of the creator and it’s why fans have universally adored the Sassy 009 project to this date.
Hence, it’s no surprise why we are so excited for the release of her forthcoming mixtape. The project features previously released singles ‘Blue Racecar’ and ‘Here Comes The Weekend’. Today’s new single, ‘Mystery Boy’ is a groove laden neo-soul inspired cut. Soft percussions in the tracks verses combine with gorgeous, building chords. In the tracks hook, its personality reigns large as grimey bass lines and synths combine with Sassy 009’s rough yet gorgeous vocal. Alongside the release is a music video, directed by Maria Hilde, that features Sassy 009 hitting the slopes with her badass all-female skate/snowboard crew Sensesse.
“Heart Ego is the most ambitious project I’ve done so far in my career, yet the project I have had the most trouble defining. Framing it as a mixtape was like finding home. The actual structuring and understanding of my compositions is simply a result of how I think it should feel, and not necessarily in line with a structure someone else completely understands,” explains Sassy 009 on her new project.
Image by Jacqueline Landvik
Words by Parry Tritsiniotis