Sam Hinds

REVIEW: ‘Rolling Stone’ (EP) – Sam Hinds

Sam Hinds – “Rolling Stone” (EP)

Having played live for over six years, Leicester based singer and songwriter Sam Hinds releases his debut EP, “Rolling Stone”, today. It’s the culmination of all Sam has dreamed about and wished for and this is some body of work to kick start the young artist’s career. “Rolling Stone” is blue, country. soft rock, but one thing it is, is very easy to sink into and form an opinion that Sam is a talent that needs to be heard all the way to Nashville and back. The title track opens the EP and instantly you are drawn to Sam’s gritty yet openly honest voice. “Rolling Stone” is a cool, laid back, outdoors sort of tune and one you won’t be able to stop tapping your feet to.

Sam Hinds

Sam ramps up the rock with “Never Be The Same”, which begins calmly, before the force of Sam’s voice and guitars rock out the chorus in fine style. Sam brings it back to the ground with the beautiful “Wildflowers”, more outdoor music with Sam’s heartfelt vocals and a sumptuous soundtrack, this is a favourite along with “Rolling Stone” so far. Sam hopes to be famous, and we hope he is one day, so why not write and record a song called “Famous”! This is not self deprecating or big headed, oh no, “Famous” is about enjoying and appreciating what you have and nothing more. Who needs to be famous? Who needs material objects? Something perhaps we have all learned in 2020…

“Rolling Stone” sounds American, feels American, should be American, but it’s not. This is where Sam’s style and creativness convince you that this is a collection of songs from the likes of Chris Stapleton or John Mayer and it turns out not to be the case. “Rolling Stone” was recorded at Six00Four studio’s in Northampton. Ollie Needham was the engineer, producer and drummer on the record and Vincent Ross played bass and accompanied on backing vocals.

Sam Hinds

This is a very British production and also a personal one for Sam who says “I wanted to talk about some themes that were on my mind a lot and surrounding my life at the time I was writing. I tried to tie the songs together as best I could into a sort of road map of my recent experiences, and some lessons I’ve learned along the way. Because I’m still figuring it all out, life, love, friendship and everything in between. So i think this whole body of work is a documentation”. We wish you well Sam. “Rolling Stone” deserves to get you noticed.

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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!