Sasha Keable is feeling slightly rough following the night before’s BRIT Awards afterparties. Despite this, she manages to be chirpy and endearing as Clash catches up with the London newcomer to discuss her roots – and how she’s growing from them.
“My background is in R&B and hip-hop influenced music,” she explains. “My stuff is always, like, 90BPM, so it’s quite chilled. I don’t even have that many ties with dance music, although I feel like people assume that because of the stuff I’ve done with Disclosure and Zinc.”
While the names she has been associated with could suggest chart-focused pop releases, Sasha’s work tends more towards full-length headphone listening.
“I prefer to push bodies of work,” she says. “I’m pretty old school with how I listen to things, which comes from my dad. It feels a lot more natural to me as a creative to push things as a whole story.”
A week earlier at London’s Soho House, sporting a floral two-piece, she apologises for the fit of her trousers, joking as she tries to bend down for a glass of water. She somehow retains her optimistic upbeat charm, describing a relationship that inspired one of her songs, informing us that she can’t allow herself happiness as it leaves her with nothing to write about.
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