[Cover photo credit to Carlos Cruz]
Singer/songwriter Samia has shared the new video for “Amelia” which appears on Honey, her sophomore album released earlier this year via Grand Jury. The video comes just ahead of a leg of April tour dates which kick-off next week, with support from friend and collaborator Christian Lee Hutson.
The video for “Amelia” uses footage taken from the recently completed North American tour, filmed by Muriel Margaret, showing Samia’s band performing to packed houses. The song is named for Amelia Meath from Sylvan Esso, who along with bandmate Nick Sanborn, runs Betty’s, the North Carolina studio where Honey was recorded.
I wrote ‘Amelia’ on our last day in Sylvan’s studio after a night of talking until the sun came up. It’s about being grateful to have friends and to wake up every day. Muriel made this compilation video while we were on tour.
Sylvan Esso’s Nick Sandborn and Amelia Meath are frequent touring partners of Samia’s. The new album was produced by Caleb Wright, part of the team that helmed The Baby, and a founding member of one of Samia’s favorite bands, The Happy Children. It features some of her dearest friends: Christian Lee Hutson, Briston Maroney, Jake Luppen, Raffaella.
The new album has two different sequences, one for continuous play on digital & CD and one for a side break listening experience on vinyl and cassette. The vinyl features its own unique mix and master tailored to the LP experience, while the album will also be available on Apple Music & other retailers in Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio.
Limited edition copies of the vinyl purchased at indie retail feature an exclusive flexidisc of Samia covering The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Maps,” while deluxe edition copies purchased from her webstore or Bandcamp feature an exclusive flexidisc of Samia covering “Country” by Porches.
Samia – TOUR DATES
^w/Christian Lee Hutson
04/13 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm ^
04/14 – Birmingham, AL – The Saturn ^
04/17 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre ^
04/18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle ^
04/20 – Lynchburg, VA – Warehouse Concert Series ^
04/21 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry ^
04/23 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes ^
04/24 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom ^
04/26 – Madison, WI – Majestic ^
04/27 – St Louis, MO – Old Rock House ^
04/28 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall ^
08/11 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
08/24 – Vancouver, BC – Hollywood Theatre
08/25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
08/26 – Port Townsend, WA – Thing Festival
09/02 – London, UK – End of the Road Festival
09/03 – Stradbally , IE – Electric Picnic
09/05 – London, UK – O2 Forum