Whether it be trading Instagram time for playing solitaire or feeling like a character from the Sims in real life, Tragic Sasha’s brilliantly unique songs tell of millennial angst and attempting to live in the modern world with her mental health intact. A rising star in the UK’s left-field pop music scene, Sasha chats to Headliner about her new single Head Over Heels and her upcoming debut EP – about trying to feel adequate in a society that often tells us we aren’t.
Sasha Gurney chose the tongue-in-cheek artist alias Tragic Sasha – many Brits will relate to the fact that they’d sooner opt for a self deprecating name over some of the ‘soon to be a millionaire’ styled names you typically see in the US hip-hop scene.
There’s little to deprecate when it comes to her music trajectory, however. She’s consistently been dropping singles since 2016, which have accumulated hundreds of thousands of streams — although she very understandably bemoans the millennial musician issue of being played thousands of times on streaming platforms, with eye-watering low payments accompanying them.