In 2008 singer Sam Sparro had “Black And Gold”, but what does he have now…?
Australian singer Sam Sparro (born Sam Falson in 1982) was signed to Island Records in 2006 and began recording his debut album. He released his debut single “Cottonmouth” in late 2007, but this failed to chart. His follow up “Black And Gold” did and would become a huge hit all over the globe, reaching No.2 in the UK, No.4 in Australia and making No.12 on the US dance chart.
The following month he released his self-titled debut album which made the top ten in the UK and gain a Gold certification for sales of 100,000 copies. It fared less well in his home country where it reached No.23 and made the top ten on the US dance albums chart. Two further singles were released from the album, “21st Century Life” (Aus No.42, UK No.44) and “Pocket”.
Sam provided guest vocals on a number of songs over the next few years which included Basement Jaxx’s “Feelings Gone” (2009) and Dutch DJ’s collaboration with DMC (of Run DMC) “Corrected” in 2010, the same year Sam released an EP entitled “Pink Cloud”. Sam began writing his second album at the point and released the single “Happiness” in early 2012. The album “Return To Paradise” followed too after but only managed No.41 in Australian and did not chart at all in the UK. The singles “I Wish I Never Met You” and “Yellow Orange Rays” found success in Belgium but limited appeal elsewhere.
Sam’s next project was a trilogy of EP’s under the title of “Quantum Physical”, the first volume of which came in 2014 with the remaining two parts in 2015 and 16 respectively. Again these proved successful in Belgium as well as digitally. In 2015 Sam recorded the song “If I Can’t Have You” with fellow Australian Kylie Minogue for her EP “Kylie + Garibay”, produced by American artist Fernando Garibay, which also included collaborations with Shaggy and Giorgio Moroder.
In recent years, Sam has been based in Los Angeles and worked with artists like Honey Dijon as well as writing songs for a number of other artists including Adam Lambert, Katharine McPhee and Little Boots. A new collaboration with Nomi Ruiz has recently been completed and awaits release as does another with British singer Tawiah. Sam married his partner, DJ Zion Lennox, in September 2018 in California, where he divides his time between there and the United Kingdom.