It’s been a pretty momentous year for Sasami Ashworth. Between the release of her debut album, SASAMI, and a U.S. tour supporting Snail Mail, the L.A.-based songwriter has been on a roll. Now she’s shared a new single called “Take Care,” with a music video showing her wreaking havoc in various ways arriving along with it.
The video for “Take Care” starts out pleasantly enough—Sasami wakes up in a rowboat floating across calm blue waters. As grainy shots of the artist lying in the boat flash by, the scene gives the impression of a vintage film memento. She sings the lines, “You don’t need my help anymore / I tried to show up at your door.”
But soon enough, Sasami starts to let out some hostility, tagging a wall with black spray paint and then, well, beating the living hell out a car with a baseball bat. Finally, we see her lighting a shrine of personal effects on fire in the desert and screaming at the burning pyre.
The way Sasami describes it, all this destruction and anger is important to stay in touch with. “Everyone has a destructive, reckless side—however much they choose or allow the world to see it,” she says. “The video for ‘Take Care’ is about embracing that destructive side of you and forgiving yourself.”
The release of “Take Care” also comes with a b-side of an alternate version of “Free,” a track from SASAMI. The songs builds from its original form with the addition of a full drum track to open the song up from the more sparse, minimal album version.
You can watch the music video for “Take Care” below, stream the digital 7” here, and find Sasami’s Paste Studio Session and dates for the rest of her tour further down.
SASAMI Tour Dates:
29 – Bristol, U.K. @ The Louisiana
03 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Hug and Pint
04 – Manchester, U.K. @ YES (The Pink Room)
05 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Clwb lfor Bach
06 – Lancaster, U.K. @ Lancaster Library
07 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
09 – Brighton, U.K. @ Green Door Store
10 – Paris, France @ Supersonic
11 – Cologne, Germany @ Burmann & Songs
13 – Munich, Germany @ Import Export
14 – Vienna, Austria @ Das Wek
16 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Cafe V Lese
17 – Berlin, Germany @ Berghain Kantine
19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival
20 – Mijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
21 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Ekko
24 – London, U.K. @ The Moth Club