Tug Of War 2
Sasha & The Love Frequency
There’s more to Sasha Siem’s ethereal, rhythmic, beautiful music than meets the ear. And that’s a scientific fact. Her songs may sound like haunting, electronic-tinged folk with meaningful lyrics and melodies that stay with you; they may have been compared to Björk, The Raincoats, Jacques Brel, Tom Waits and, bizarrely, ‘the Cosmopolitan letters page’ but there’s way more going on than that. Again, we’re speaking scientifically. Thanks to Sasha’s studies into psycho-acoustics and the philosophy of sound, studies carried out at Cambridge and then during her PhD at Harvard, this is music literally on a different frequency, what’s known in scientific circles as ‘the love frequency’, a frequency that’s been used to heal patients recovering from serious illness and soldiers with post-traumatic stress. Born in London – ‘and I really do feel like Londoner’ - to a strangely, instinctively creative family – her mother is a poet and painter and general artistic inspiration - there was nothing specific that pointed the way to music. And yet she and her brother were literally drawn to it. ‘I was probably drawn to music because of its healing properties,’ she says now.