Swansea-based singer-songwriter Sam Freeman is delighted to announce a brand-new single “Amsterdam”. Amsterdam is a chilled, mellow acoustic pop ballad written by Sam during the first Coronavirus lockdown in 2020. It captures that feeling of longing to leave behind a normal life and start a new adventure in a new city with that special someone. The track’s autumnal vibes and mellow feel lend themselves beautifully to any chilled acoustic pop playlist. In the song, there are references to many of Amsterdam’s most famous features such as the iconic bridges and canals which make the city so iconic.
Sam elaborates more by telling us “When I visited Amsterdam in October 2019, I just knew I would eventually write a song about the city. The architecture, boats, bridges, and canals are just perfect on an autumn day. Paris and Rome are known as the cities of love, but I can’t think of a better place to fall in love than Amsterdam…
My new single is all about being brave enough to ditch the day-to-day routine of normal life, grab that special someone, pack your bags and fly away to Amsterdam to start over again. Something which most of us will never do, but that everyone dreams of at one time or another.
He adds “I wrote this song almost a year ago during the Coronavirus lockdown. My trip to Amsterdam was my last holiday abroad and during a time where no travel was permitted, the process of writing this track allowed me to return, at least in spirit, to one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen. I really hope it can take listeners on a similar sort of journey.”
Sam released the demo version of his first single, Eden, in January 2020 and later released the studio version in June 2021. Described by Andrew Locke- Scobie (Head of Music at Xpress Radio) as ‘Beautifully put together and ‘Striking a chord with so many different emotions, the demo version of Eden has amassed almost 18,000 streams on Spotify alone.
Upon hearing Eden for the first time, BBC Radio 1’s Sam MacGregor said he was ‘excited to hear more of Sam’s music, and this came in the form of his second single Rose, released in August 2021. This track epitomized Sam’s story-centered approach to songwriting, taking listeners on an emotional rollercoaster whilst following the relationship of a couple from the beginning until the very end.
Sam is immensely proud of his roots in South Wales and is a regular on the weekend gigging circuit in Neath and Swansea, playing bars, clubs, and private functions. In the past few years, he has supported Midlands-based singer-songwriter Alice Meixner and recently supported up-and-coming indie-funk band King Cerulean in their sell-out show at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach. Outside of music, Sam manages and presents his own football-based podcast, ‘Send Him Off!’.
Sam has interviewed several high-profile guests on the show, notably actor, producer, and TalkSport host Jonny Owen and S4C football reporter Sioned Dafydd. He is a passionate Swansea City supporter and regularly attends matches at the Swansea.com stadium.
Passionate about local grassroots music and always keen to lend a helping hand, Sam was social secretary and later welfare officer of the Live Music Society whilst studying law at Cardiff University. He took part in several fundraising gigs for the charity Mind Cymru and performed at sell-out gigs at notable Cardiff venues such as Ten Feet Tall, Porters, The Moon, and Gassy Jack’s.
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Ol’ Burger Beats Crafts Timeless Beats and Conscious Rhymes in ’74: Out of Time’
Ol’ Burger Beats is a talented musician from Norway who has just released his latest album, “74: Out of Time”. The album has 17 tracks and features a mix of old and new sounds that take the listener on a musical journey through time.
The tempo of the album is set at 74 beats per minute, which gives it a unique and relaxing feel. The album also addresses some important issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and politics in the US and Europe.
Ol’ Burger Beats has collaborated with some of the best hip-hop artists, including Fly Anakin, Awon, Quelle Chris, Pink Siifu, and more. The result is an album that is both diverse and reflective of Ol’ Burger Beats’ growth as a composer.
“74: Out of Time” will be released on Feb. 16th on Coalmine Records and will be available on all major music platforms, as well as on cassette and vinyl. With special edition items and merchandise bundles, fans can join Ol’ Burger Beats on this incredible musical journey.
Bryce Bowyn’s “Divine Chemistry” EP Promises a Sonic Revolution
Bryce Bowyn, a talented musician from Washington, DC, released a new “Divine Chemistry” music album on February 9, 2024. The album has five new songs and showcases Bowyn’s musical evolution, featuring various themes and genres.
One of the most exciting songs in the album is called “Saint Sebastian,” a synth-pop creation inspired by Renaissance art and the complexities of unrequited, queer love. The album also includes some previously released songs such as “A Bridge Burned Down,” “Town” (a collaboration with Lexie Martin), and “Devils of Dupont,” which is the theme song for the Dupont Investigations podcast. In addition, the album features a new song called “If Only,” which is an exploration of electronic music produced by FHUR.
Bryce Bowyn has received recognition for his contributions to the arts, including a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He has performed with other popular musicians like Shauna Dean Cokeland and GIRLI, and he is preparing for his 2024 Pride Tour, where he will perform songs from the “Divine Chemistry” album across the country.
The “Divine Chemistry” album is available for streaming on popular music platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. It will take you on an 18-minute and 31-second musical journey full of sonic brilliance that you won’t soon forget.