“intelligence that places her among a pack of similarly singular artists like Andrew Bird and Joanna Newsom” – Q Magazine
“hints of Regina Spektor all round” – Noisey
Sasha Siem has revealed a new track ‘See Through’ off the back of recent single ‘Proof‘. Anglo-Norwegian Siem worked with her producer Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Ros, Bjork, Bonnie Prince Billy, Feist) on new material recently, which will be coming later in the year along with live performances. The live dates will be Sasha’s first London shows since performing at The Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House and at the Kings Place Festival in 2013.
Produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson and recorded at Reykjavik’s legendary Greenhouse Studios, ‘See Through’ is an astonishing collision of Siem’s contradictory influences: her fascination for likeminded lovers of innovative song-writing such as Andrew Bird and Joanna Newsom, and her youthful love of classic crooners such as Sinatra.
Siem began playing the piano at the age of five, picked up the cello soon after, and by the age of 11 found herself studying at London’s Guildhall at weekends, with the path she was to follow throughout her academic career now clear. By her mid 20s – having studied at Cambridge and, later, Harvard – she had composed for, amongst others, the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, while in 2010 she won a prestigious British Composer Award.