Samuel

FRESH: ‘Into Eden’ EP – Samuel

Samuel is back with his brand new EP “Into Eden”!

“Into Eden” is the second EP from Brighton based electronic pop artist Samuel, a good friend of talkaboutpopmusic.com, who we have featured before – check out his other releases here.

Documenting his life through love, lust and hedonism “Into Eden” explores the multi layers of human relationships while still providing bops to sing along too and enjoy. At the forefront of the LGBTQ music scene Samuel is paving the way for a new age of performers who are embracing their sexuality and channeling it in their work.

“Into Eden” offers an eclectic mix of tracks from the stomping drum beats and synthooks of “Sweet Addiction” to the more reflective and still “Sad face” to the flamboyant and exotic “Versatile” which could well be an anthem for those who enjoy experimenting in the sheets. And then there’s “Strangers”, the final track that could easily be the standout of the EP…?(!) It’s addictive and hypnotic and will have you moving and grooving all night!

We sat down for a little chat with Samuel about the EP and this is what he told us: “Strangers” was the first track I wrote for the record. I started writing it shortly after I moved to Brighton last year. I found myself engulfed in this beautiful city were there were so many things to see and do, so many bars and clubs I wanted to go to and explore. The song represents all of those emotions “strangers coming together”. Moving here has opened a lot of doors for me, I feel open to amazing new experiences”.

“I recorded the rest of the songs over the next eight months and loved being able to look at my window as I was working on the tracks and see everything going on around me. I wrote all four tracks and produced 3. For the production on “Strangers” I teamed up with Parnixx who is a brilliant Brighton based Producer/DJ. I gave him the bass line and vocals and he produced the song. Matt Knight engineered “Sad Face” and Dan Mucci shot all the campaign photos which I love”.

“Now that the EP is out I’m so excited to share the video for the first single “Sweet Addiction” which is coming out very soon and I’m also very excited to start performing the songs live. I’ll be doing shows in London and Brighton which will all be confirmed soon, so I’m excited for that”.

As an artist who embraces the visual aspect to music, Samuel is a singer/songwriter at heart and has written all 4 tracks and produced 3 of them. Come with Samuel as you go “Into Eden”, the gateway to exploring your desires and impulses without shame or judgment! This is going to be his year!

Photos by @spacedannn

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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!