Samia has shared a new cover of “Charm You” recorded by Blondshell, the first in a series of single releases dubbed Honey Reimagined, featuring a variety of artists (including Maya Hawke, Hovvdy, Ruston Kelly + more TBA) reinterpreting songs from Honey, the artist’s sophomore album released earlier this year via Grand Jury.
This collection of singles is inspired by 2021’s The Baby Reimagined , which featured versions of songs from Samia’s debut LP, The Baby , recorded by Bartees Strange, Briston Maroney, MICHELLE, Anjimile , Christian Lee Hutson and more.
I’ve always been vocal about community being important to me. I couldn’t do this without my friends. We reimagined The Baby in 2020 because we were all stuck at home during the pandemic but the idea felt so true to the ethos of this project that I wanted to try it again with Honey. It’s always exciting to give songs a new life, especially with such great musicians involved.
I’ve been inspired by Samia for such a long time. She puts so much of herself into her songs, so much love for people and places. That was one of the things that stood out to me most about Honey – all of the friendship and joy that cut through darkness. I really felt that on ‘Charm You’ and I’m so happy to be part of her project.
Samia just completed a leg of shows with support from friend and collaborator Christian Lee Hutson, and plans to make festival appearances at Outside Lands (San Francisco, CA), Thing (Port Townsend, WA), End of the Road (London, UK), Electric Picnic ( Stradbally , IE), and the newly announced All Things Go (Columbia, MD), along with rescheduled dates in Vancouver and Portland .
Samia adds the following about Honey:
This record is about learning to see the love around you. Sometimes the only thing I can be certain of is the way it feels. Even when I zoom all the way out, the little things matter the most. I was trying to imagine looking back at the end of life and what I’d have to say about it right now. This is a little bit of it. Telling stories, making amends, trying to show people I love them. It’s a community record – I made it with Caleb Wright and our friends in the woods in North Carolina.
Samia – TOUR DATES
Aug 11 Fri San Francisco, CA Outside Lands
Aug 24 Thu Vancouver, BC Hollywood Theatre (w/ Raffaella )
Aug 25 Fri Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom (w/ Raffaella )
Aug 26 Sat Port Townsend, WA Thing Festival
Aug 31- Sep 3 Sat Salisbury, UK End Of The Road Festival
Sep 1- Sep 3 Sun Stadbury Hall, IR Electric Picnic Festival
Sep 5 Tue London, UK O2 Forum
Oct 1 Sun Columbia, MD All Things Go
Oct 4 Wed Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater (w/ Noah Kahan )
Oct 9 Mon Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place (w/ Noah Kahan )
Oct 10 Tue Tampa, FL Yuengling Center (w/ Noah Kahan )
Oct 12 Thu Nashville, TN Paradise Festival @ Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Briston Maroney)
Oct 16 Mon Oklahoma City, OK Beer City Music Hall (w/ venus & the flytraps)
Oct 18 Wed Boulder, CO Fox Theatre (w/ venus & the flytraps)
Oct 19 Thu Fort Collins, CO The Aggie (w/ venus & the flytraps)
Oct 21 Sat Omaha, NE Waiting Room (w/ venus & the flytraps)
Oct 22 Sun Des Moines, IA Wooly’s (w/ venus & the flytraps)
Oct 23 Mon Indianapolis, IN Hi-Fi (w/ venus & the flytraps)
Oct 25 Wed Detroit, MI Shelter (w/ venus & the flytraps)
Oct 26 Thu Pittsburgh, PA Club AE (w/ venus & the flytraps)
Oct 27 Fri Columbus, OH A&R Bar (w/ venus & the flytraps)