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FRESH: ‘Flavours Of A Messed Up Mind’ – Samuel

Brighton based singer and songwriter Samuel releases a collection of previously unheard demos!

by Christopher Smith

Brighton based singer and songwriter Samuel has released a collection of previously unheard demo tracks for us in a new EP entitled “Flavours Of A Messed Up Mind”.

Samuel (Sam Milletti) burst onto the music scene earlier this year with his debut, self-titled EP featuring five outstanding tracks that have proved a big hit. Now Samuel has made this collection of five unreleased demo tracks available, and they certainly make you stop and listen.

Samuel explains the reason why he has done this so early into his career. “For the last three and a half years I have been putting my heart and soul into writing music. I usually write at least one song a day and most of my songs I fully produce on my own too, however I never do anything with the majority of them.”

“They remain on my hard drive and never see the light of day. This is why I have decided to release this EP of Demos. Forget the technical side. Yes, I know they’re not perfect. Vocals aren’t properly tuned, instruments could do with better EQing etc etc. It’s not about that”.

“Releasing these songs shows you my process, the different stages a song goes through to get finished. I love these songs and have had some kicking around for well over two years and I think it’s only fair that I get to release them into the world. As these songs are not complete they are just flavours on offer, flavours of a messed up mind. My mind”.

Since the release of “Samuel” earlier this Summer, Sam has been ‘ferociously’ working on new material that he tells us is “fresh and progressive, whist still building on the sound I have established with my first EP”.
And we simply cannot wait!

Samuel is playing at Synthetic City London 2018 Reloaded, a fabulous live music event presenting ten of the finest modern synth-based acts from around the world, on September 22nd. Tickets are available from Abnormal Productions website.

Keep in touch with Samuel via his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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