Hey Samuel! So excited to be talking with you!! What inspired you to pursue music?
I think it was the feeling I got after I wrote my FIRST song and recorded it. It was a horrible little toy piano , barley playable, but once Id finished that song I soon realised there wasn’t anything else that made me feel that way.
What artists do you look up to right now?
I love what dermot Kennedy is doing right now, his live show is amazing, I also really love bishop Briggs, and Celeste – she’s going to be a mega star no doubt about it
Any fun things in the works for your music career?
Most definitely, my debut album is scheduled for early 2020, lots more live and touring will be coming shortly – it’s getting exciting
You just released a new music video!! How excited are you that this video is finally out into the world?
It’s awesome to have it out there for sure. It’s a really simple video, with the song being about overcoming personal hurdles, I wanted to the video to basically be a simple reflection of me having a word with myself… so, I shot it on my own 🙂
What does this video and song mean to you?
It’s the first time I’ve ever publicly opened up about my troubles with mental health, so I was nervous about putting it out there, but it feels so pertinent to the times we in and even in fan messages I receive – I hope the song, In My Head will serve as a reminder to everyone else that suffers that they are not alone – and we’re all in this together, lets just open the conversation and talk.
What was an average day like for you?
I guess most days you’ll find me in the studio, drinking tea, and procrastinating in-between writing songs, that or on the road touring.
Are there any other projects in the works you can tell us about?
It’s just all go at the moment, gearing up for 2020, writing songs, releasing album and more touring. I’m also trying to organise my spare room which is quite The project lemme tell ya.
What are your friends and parents thoughts on your career in singing?
I’m lucky in that I’ve always had a foundation of support from my friends , Sometimes it’s hard to feel like people believe in you when you’re not necessarily at the Grammys just yet, but the ones that matter know that I’m happy, and surviving in the music industry – that’s a win in itself .
Overall, how has this whole music career experience been for you?
Amazing. Hard. Unpredictable. Nourishing. Starvation inducing , rollercoaster.
Do you have any advice for anyone trying to make it as a singer?
Keep going as long as it makes you happy.
What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
Deeply-average man. Who writes songs. ( the deeply-average bit counts as 1 :)))
Do you have any last things you want to tell your fans?
I want to say thank you. You’re the logs on my fire.
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview!