An honest and emotive middle-finger to toxic relationships and selfish people, “Done” evokes strong emotions while promoting resilience and ultimately moving on.
Sam’s professional career as a singer-songwriter began in 2017 after he landed on BBC’s ‘Hot Picks’ of the year. He went on to perform in multiple renowned venues across south-east England, such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the Half Moon and Spice of Life in London. LEFUTUREWAVE said “Lyrically, Sam delivers. Every sentence has depth” and I couldn’t agree more.
“Done” has a laid-back charisma that makes it incredibly enticing as a piece of music. Its independent energy marred with its gorgeous instrumentation leaves you begging for more, long after the track has ended. The sass and resilience really add a powerful emotion to its message of being the bigger person and moving on.
Recorded in a studio near Farnborough with music producer and writer Ed Stokes, “Done” found its roots over a year ago. Accompanied by Allan Penford on bass and Ted Hayes on piano/keys, the song was inspired by a lot of neo-soul, particularly artists like D’Angelo. A way to avoid bottling up his feelings, “Done” became an anthem for everyone breaking free from toxic people.
A brilliant quote from Sam describes the key to his music’s charm perfectly:
“We’re too busy getting caught up in producing content, writing music and trying to make it, and a lot of life passes us by. The irony is that music reflects our real lives, so what kind of music are we writing if we’re not really living?”
Stream his amazing new song “Done” now!
Reviewed by Ciarán Coleman
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