Words: George Pizani
Making an impressively eclectic entrance into 2024, London-based singer-songwriter Tragic Sasha shares her latest single ‘Call It Even’.
An ode to preserving inner peace and letting go, the track tackles the recognisable tension between wanting to defend yourself and lacking the energy to do it. On the wispy ‘Call It Even’, Tragic Sasha offers a fresh take on “The Breakup Song” and manages to establish a melodic middle ground that resolves to do exactly what the title says.
This latest release is a follow-up to Sasha’s recent singles ‘Fishbowl’, and the critically acclaimed ‘Prettier In Person’, both of which made it onto Spotify’s curated playlists and found support from online press, radio and other streaming services. The artist’s ironically iconic social media output is also helping to cement the name Tragic Sasha in the minds of alt-pop fans globally and define her uniquely tongue-in-cheek brand.
Whilst packing the same punch as her previous releases, ‘Call It Even’ also marks a new stage in Tragic Sasha’s musical evolution; “[It’s] a track about accepting the end of a relationship without focusing on who did the most damage. It’s one of the few tracks I wrote on my own and perhaps one of the easiest to write.” she explains.
In terms of its sound, Tragic Sasha’s latest offering achieves a moving atmosphere through an ethereal dream-pop quality and surreal production. Performed with alluringly androgynous vocals and deploying a unique sense of lyrical emotion, ‘Call It Even’ is a characteristically tour-de-force outing.
After emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic with her aptly named EP The End Of The World, Tragic Sasha recently performed a standout show at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters. The gig was her first headline spot since 2020 and suggests an exciting year for the formidable singer-songwriter.
‘Call It Even’ is out now wherever you stream your music.