After a five-track EP recorded with Josh Werner (bass – Iggy Pop), Parker Kindred (drums – Jeff Buckley, Joan As Police Woman) and under the direction of mixer and producer Daniel Schlett (DIIV, The War on Drugs), Swiss artist Sam Himself has announced the release of the debut album which will be out later this year.
“Cry” is the first excerpt. Watch the official video and check the full story below.
“I was driving across Switzerland before dawn to shoot the final takes of the video for ‘Like a Friend’; I’d been up for a long time, the tour had just been canceled and, according to the news, I wouldn’t be able to fly back to New York anytime soon. Then my phone rang and at the end of that call, the relationship I was in had ended, too. In a matter of hours, my life as I’d known it was over. For all the dread and confusion of that moment, I also felt ridiculous for licking my own wounds while the world around me looked like it was ending. That’s the dissonant state I tried to capture with ‘Cry’: it’s a farewell letter to my old life in New York and a relationship ended by the pandemic, but also a caustic reminder to myself not to wallow in self- pity amid a global catastrophe.”