SassyBlack Announces Second Album, New Black Swing; Listen To “Games” Now

The THEESatisfaction alum shares the smoky first single for her celestial new project.

May 10, 2017
SassyBlack Announces Second Album, <i>New Black Swing</i>; Listen To “Games” Now SassyBlack   Photo by Amanda Lopez

Seattle renaissance woman SassyBlack, previously one half of THEESatisfaction, will release her second solo album this June. Titled New Black Swing, it's the follow-up to No More Weak Dates. If her debut was entrenched in idealism, spontaneity, and a hopeful naiveté, New Black Swing is a slowed down, thoughtful foray into the idiosyncrasies of human attachment and vulnerability. On first single "Games," premiering on The FADER today, a playful melody and emphatic bass underscore SassyBlack's smoky vocals, evoking a sense of deep spatiality.

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"'Games' is a gentle expression of lost love," Harris-White told The FADER via email. "An entangled story of confusion and understanding with a funky pop beat. For this song I'm very inspired by Vanessa Williams, Jody Watley, and Karyn White; it's an emotional testament with an easy-going feel."

New Black Swing is out June 23.
SassyBlack Announces Second Album, New Black Swing; Listen To “Games” Now