saachisen is an Italian born/ London based musician, firmware engineer and ex-chapel chorister – a mixture of interests that actually forms the basis of her music. Her music manages to melt contemporary, new and musical mathematics together. saachisen’s unique but irresistible sound has seen her land the semi-finalist spot on an International Songwriting Competition, land a Long List position in Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition and receive PRS for Music’s prestigious Lynsey de Paul award.
Her latest single “Pastéis De Nata” is an ethereal but immersive new offering. The track features a colourful combination of divine piano lines, glistening string sections and glimmering backing vocals. Her lead vocals land on top, infectious but emotive, working hand in glove with well-penned lyrics.
Speaking further about the single, she says: “Pastéis de Nata is the true story of my quest for closure from a past relationship. I loved the process of writing it, because it was so satisfying to tie up the mess of thoughts in my head through the medium of pastry! Having a sweet tooth is a key part of my personality, so it felt like I was reclaiming events and finally seeing them on my own terms. In the end, the thing that really gave me closure was writing the song itself.
Pastéis de Nata won a shortlist place in Abbey Road’s inaugural topline competition during the pandemic and has been fully produced / mixed by David Leondi (Abbey Road Institute) and mastered by Stella Massonnet (Apple Music’s Platoon). It features violin played by Portuguese national Maria Viseu, and cello by Linden Ralph.”
She’s a tried and tested live act, previously performing at the likes of Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings II, Cambridge Big Weekend and Elderflower Fields.
She’s next performing on the 29th March at Upstairs at the Ritzy – and it’s not one to miss.