"Every poet is trying to find the truth in their art; my work leans more towards the silly side of life."
Berlin singer, Albertine Sarges, was on tour in London when Sassy asked to meet up and take this inspiration of a performer out to breakfast. Over a proper English fry up and a slice of apple pie, Sassy asked Albertine about her upcoming album and what led her to be the distinctly honest female performer she is today.
“I was born and raised in West Berlin and I still live in the city today. My parents are both super musical – they used to sing and play together. My father gave me a guitar when I was 4 years old and by the time I was 8, I was writing and singing my own songs. I was a very introvert child spending a lot of time on my own, singing.
I felt encouraged by the lifestyle of my parents – my father being a writer and my mother singing in a Russian choir - but our family has very strong judgments about the arts. They would criticise my work from a very early age. Once, when I was sharing a new creation, my father said to me “Please try saying something substantial with your music” and it broke my heart and now I hate even trying to be substantial. Every poet is trying to find the truth in their art; my work leans more towards the silly side of life.<