[Cover photo credit to Danny Scott Lane]
Swedish-American musician and composer Asy Saavedra has released her debut solo single “Masterpiece” and its accompanying video. The video, which was directed by Louise de Nexon, features several looks from the fashion designer Sho Konishi. Meanwhile, the song is “about not being a masterpiece at all”, according to Saavedra.
Saavedra says regarding working with Sho Konishi:
I am a huge fan and have been obsessed with Sho’s work for a while. We ended up using several pieces in the music video including the android look, which has been worn by Beyonce, Dove Cameron, etc. There was an amazing piece that Sho had designed for Paris Hilton but she never ended up wearing it, so I got to wear it in the video. Sho’s designs brought the music video to another level and it was amazing to be able to premiere some of their outfits.
On the song Saavedra adds:
At the time of writing this song, I was going through a difficult phase, but every time I put on my headphones, and my producer hat, I felt like God. God energy emerges from the rubble of flaws, heartbreak and difficulty.
Play this song when you are face to face with your flaws or insecurities but choose to embrace them like a masterpiece. Choose god energy.
Asy Saavedra is the lead singer and keyboard player of the Electro Pop sister duo Chaos Chaos. Her first solo single heralds an upcoming but unannounced record.
After a chance run-in with Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie), Asy and her sister Chloe formed Smoosh, with McGerr stepping in as music teacher and mentor. The duo later signed to Seattle-based indie label Barsuk Records and opened for Alt-Rock staples Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power, and Sufjan Stevens, to name just a few. This led to their current incarnation as Chaos Chaos.
Saavedra also experiments with composing and “Masterpiece” sees her experimenting further by blending Pop with avant-garde.