Sam Dickinson 2019

SPOTLIGHT: Sam Dickinson Facebook Q+A and some!

Sam Dickinson answers your questions (and drinks some wine!)

by Christopher Smith

Sam Dickinson recently went live on his Facebook page to answer questions from adoring fans and some other people(!) about his current plans and new releases. Here’s what we gleaned in between all the music (and wine)…and he named quite a few friends of talkaboutpopmusic.com along the way!

Sam’s first question was about who his favourite artists are. He mentioned Aretha Franklin, Beth Macari – a fellow ‘Jordie’ who we have featured and who has a new single coming out soon so stay tuned! – and MARKX, another friend of talkaboutpopmusic.com who we have featured and interviewed and who also has a new EP coming out in a few weeks time and we will be featuring that as well!

Sam was asked about what we can expect from “From The Glass House Part Two” and he said it was very reflective and dealt with personal feelings and emotions as well as recent experiences such as the loss of his Nan, as illustrated in the song “Goodbye”. Sam also discussed the lead single “All We Are” that we announced together with the EP last month and premiered the video for the single upon it’s release and Sam’s forthcoming release schedule and live dates.

Sam was asked about a full album. He said that a total of THIRTY tracks had been written and recorded with Hattie Murdoch with the original intention of releasing an album but then decided to release three EP’s instead. Sam promised that all thirty tracks will be released over the coming twelve months in some form or another with Part Three on its way before that.

Sam has already had some good news this week (14/06/19). “All We Are” is currently No.75 on the iTunes Bestseller Pre Order Chart, so doing well already and let’s hope it goes much higher and sells really well for Sam! “Wild Sun” has surpassed 16,000 views on YouTube and it looks like “All We Are” will go the same way this Summer. Check it out and follow us for all the latest news and reviews on Sam and “From The Glass House Part Two”.

Oh, and by the way, if you’re wondering where the title “From The Glass House” comes from, Sam tells us its from the saying “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”. Sam adds we are all, essentially, in glass houses and therefore we need to look within, that way we will obtain self worth and happiness. There. Thanks Sam!

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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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