Since successfully unleashing her debut album on the world aged just 19, Oklahoma-born Samantha Crain has always been known for her timeless tones and astute lyricism. Now, on fifth album You Had Me At Goodbye, Samantha packs even more of a punch with an uplifting modern pop surprise.
Written over 4 months at the back end of winter whilst at home in Norman, Oklahoma, You Had Me At Goodbye was penned whilst Samantha was working shifts at a pizza place to save up money for touring, recording, paying bills, and as a self-confessed ‘film nerd,’ binge watching movies.
Samantha Crain’s new album “You Had Me At Goodbye” on 24th March 2017 on Full Time Hobby.
As a vocalist and guitarist of Dracula Legs, Artur is the pied piper of their rabble rousing garage rock. The band have released a single via Beggars and currently readying a debut LP. At the same time, he’s also been able to come up with this first solo offering.
While his band play fast and loose, as a solo artist, this mult-instrumentalist offers up more contemplative musical fare. For this project, he bought a Tascam Reel to Reel, a drum kit, a trumpet, a bass, keys, viola and tracked every instrument to tape.
His debut album, The Valley of Yessiree, is the result of his endeavours, a collection of autobiographical songs set around the concept ‘the failure of loneliness’. It all started when Artur spent three weeks at sea crossing the Atlantic. While it sounds bleak, there’s a uplifting warmth to his melancholy.