sir Was

sir Was

With his debut album Digging A Tunnel set for release Friday 10th March 2017 via City Slang, Gothenburg artist sir Was; the musical alias of Joel Wästberg, is sharing another slice of his unorthodox take on hip-hop, soul, and electronica with new single & video ‘Revoke’.

Directed by Swedish artist Fredrik Egerstrand, who also directed sir Was’ previous videos for ‘In The Midst’, ‘Falcon’ & ‘A Minor Life’, Egerstrand spoke about how the two came to work together for the ‘Revoke’ video, saying “We met in the forest one shady night, while recording a video for Junip, Joel wanted to do a video at this very spot; the Pub Aberdeen. It’s a place we both pass daily. There is a common feeling in all the videos we try to accomplish. From a working class point of view. There is no stylish things going on, but hopefully there is human touch in every video.”

Adding to this, sir Was said the following about the video, “We might be stuck with our situation in life, our regrets and our wish for things to be different from what they are, but sometimes between our dreams of something else, there are glimpses of beauty, and the ability to enjoy it.

Watch the video for ‘Revoke’ below.

Comprised of 10 original songs debut album, Digging A Tunnel (out March 10th), is an album that constantly bucks trends and confounds expectations. sir Was played almost all the instruments on his debut, including drums, bass, keyboards, guitar, percussion, clarinets, and saxophone. “Everything except the bagpipe and the harmonica… Those I captured with my iPhone,” says Wästberg.

Digging A Tunnel tracklisting:
1. In The Midst
2. A Minor Life
3. Digging A Tunnel
4. Bomping
5. Revoke
6. Falcon
7. Heaven Is Connected
8. Interconnected
9. Leave It Here
10. Sunsets Sunrises

Sat 1st Sugar Factory, Amsterdam. Netherlands*
Mon 3rd Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany*
Tue 4th Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany*
Wed 5th Kammer 2, Munich, Germany*
Sat 8th Clubheim im Schanzenpark, Hamburg, Germany
Sun 9th Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tue 11th Birthdays, London, UK
Wed 12th Espace B, Paris, France
* – w/ Sinkane

Find tickets here.

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