I’ve been making music as Porches since 2009. It’s an ongoing exploration of any sounds or ideas that I find interesting in a particular moment. Ideally, as time passes, these seemingly disparate ideas will become unified in the context of the Porches catalogue. Kind of like a public diary. My aim is to swim to the bottom of myself and find the most beautiful and strange things I can offer. Porches is my love affair with music and my love affair with the world. Music keeps me alive and I hope these songs can serve the people that listen to them as well.
My new album, Ricky Music, was written and recorded between Dec 2017 and the spring of 2019. Mostly in New York at my apartment, but some of it in Chicago, Los Angeles, and various cities while touring around Europe. This record is an account of the beauty, confusion, anger, joy and sadness I experienced during that time. I think I was as lost as I was madly in love. In these songs I hear myself sometimes desperate for clarity, and other times, having enough perspective to laugh at myself in some of my darkest moments. That’s sort of what this album is about, I hope you enjoy it.
You can tell there's a new era for SASSY 009 this time. "My music has never been a reflection on happiness," she says. This exact way of saying a lot of things in an easy way has not gone lost on the record either - and you don't always get the easy way. With that said, there is nothing obvious about SASSY 009.
You can sense her desire to enter the darkness, but firstly you feel the presence of her strong will. "I am allowing myself to explore different directions without making too many decisions on the way. That's how I find peace in where I'm at in my life right now. My music is absolutely an extension of that." There is just something haunting yet inviting about her way of conveying sometimes, almost abstract narratives. Her simple phrases leave you digging into an emotion you don't quite understand. But you know it's something.
There is no doubt that her progressive, clubby, almost cinematic productions in meeting with her unmistakable voice is what makes SASSY 009's sound as coherent and attractive as it is. Sunniva, her real name is, somehow manages to unite loads of undercurrents into a unified, easily consumes universe that simply makes you want more of it. And more. And more. "There's nothing as enticing as the things you don’t understand."