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Below The Radar 26

Track 12

SassyBlack

"Games"

from New Black Swing

“Vibes,” says SassyBlack. “It’s all about the energy I share, the energy we share with one another. Whether in public or in private, in romance or otherwise. I think about the deepest times in my life and how I dealt with them through music with a bounce, catchy melodies and poetic sentiments. I’ve always wanted to write & compose a R&B record, but the fear of ultimate vulnerability & judgement haunted me. Would my queer black girl feelings be acceptable? With that said, this is a very intent album. Probably the most intentional record I have composed yet.”

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