Mestre Bergman arrives in Sweden to meet a new artist. sir Was is a Swedish artist who views music entirely without boundaries.
Loosely electronic, his work is also informed by his experiences as a jazz saxophonist that led periods studying in Gothenburg and at the University of Kwasulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. Currently based in Gothenburg, sir Was has caught the attention of City Slang. Debut single ‘a Minor Life’ is a fine introductory statement, with its mesh of contradictions building into something quite special. Opening with bagpipes, the skirl of the Scottish instrument makes way to placid, floral electronics, the pop-edged melodies sitting on top of some rather darker themes.