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WFPK Song of the Day: SASAMI "Honeycrash"

Hannah Baker

SASAMI releases epic ballad and cinematic video for "Honeycrash"

SASAMI (Sasami Ashworth) has released the new epic pop-rock anthem “Honeycrash” and accompanying video directed by Andrew Thomas Huang.

I wanted to write a song with all the drama of a 19th century classical opera but with the patience and understanding of someone in therapy in 2024,” SASAMI shared.

Finding a love so great you're willing to persist through the elements, even toward certain death to bear its ravishment. It's about wanting to fight for the pinnacle of passion and desire but knowing that you can’t change or rush someone else’s feelings or where they're at. But with a guitar as my sword and my steed. I have been so fortunate to find a collaborator in Andrew, and together we made a sexy little drama of our own. The ‘Honeycrash’ video is a peek into the new world that I have been building and teasing out on stage. I am really thrilled to unleash this first of many new songs in an era of melodrama, romance, and hooks of course.”

Check out the Andrew Thomas Huang–directed video for the track below.

Video director Huang commented,“When I first heard ‘Honeycrash’ I was moved by the thunderous romanticism and cinematic scope of SASAMI's new sonic direction. After long conversations about the pop focus of her new album, I wanted to create a video for her that felt big, sweeping and sexy while showcasing her performance as the highlight of the piece. I wanted to create a video that evoked themes and images such as runaway fugitives, rogue sisterhood, distressed denim, rugged natural elements, primal rage, Thelma and Louise, tsunamis, tornadoes, blazing sunsets, sci-fi apocalyptic visions of the American West, and passionate ‘i would die for you’ level romance. Achieving this vision on a budget was ambitious but made possible by filming on a volume LED stage and relying on the use of epic stock footage to set the scene for the backdrop of Sasami's new universe. I am honored to collaborate with SASAMI again on this new journey and am smitten by the world she is heralding with her new sound and vision.”

WFPK Song of the Day spotlights a song we love - weekdays at 11:10.

John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org

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