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New Black Swing

by SassyBlack

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Games 03:10
Satisfied 03:55
Wild 02:09
Watching You 03:54
Glitches 02:59 video
Worthy 02:05


In a glorious groove, SassyBlack has created her finest project to date. New Black Swing is Black’s step into maturity. Full of spacious synths, heavy bass and sweet R&B vocals, she’s tapped into her soul in a fresh fulfilling fashion.

Smooth, silky, jazzy, funk are some of the terms that come to mind with her approach to this record. Often venturing into extreme vulnerability, Sassy shares intimate sides of herself that have only been playfully touched on in past projects.

You may be familiar with the vocal stylings of SassyBlack as she was half of the dynamic duo THEESatisfaction and also appear on Shabazz Palaces records Black Up & Lese Majesty (released on Sub Pop Records).

This album is all about positive energy & satire as Black effortly recreates the sound of 90’s New Jack Swing while keeping her psychedelic funky sound in tack.

From The Artist:

“Vibes. It’s all about the energy I share, the energy we share with one another. Whether in public or in private, in romance or otherwise. I think about the deepest times in my life and how I dealt with them through them music with a bounce, catchy melodies and poetry sentiments.

I’ve always wanted to write & compose a R&B record, but the fear of ultimate vulnerability & judgement haunted me. Would my Queer Black girl feelings be acceptable? With that said, this is a very intent album. Probably the most intentional record I have composed yet.“


released June 23, 2017

All songs written, produced & performed by Catherine Harris-White (SassyBlack)
Mixed by Sam Anderson at Mead St. Studios
Mastered by Adam Straney at BreakPoint Mastering
Album artwork by Catherine Harris-White & Amanda Lopez.
Photoshoot Styled by Catherine Harris-White & Nena Soulfly


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SassyBlack is a space aged singer, songwriter & producer. This Goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” & “hologram funk” explores the concepts of sound through deep compositions. With roots in classical & jazz, her voice is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Erykah Badu & Georgia Anne Muldrow.

She has gained attention from Okayplayer, Afropunk, The Fader, Pitchfork & more.
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