Will Samson

Will Samson
(Feat. Benoît Pioulard)
“You Are An Ocean”

July 18, 2016   Premiere
Photo: Sebastian Urzendowsky

Here’s an idea: Why not start the week on a soothing note, accentuating the potential that lies ahead rather than picking up the paper and seeing nothing but death, destruction, and Donald? Will Samson’s latest record is a good start; due out July 29th through Taylor Deupree’s 12k imprint, Lua is a slow-moving stunner that reflects its frostbitten Gregory Euclide artwork with the first signs of winter. Not bad considering summer’s just gotten started.

Here’s what Samson had to say about today’s #selftitledpremiere, a Benoît Pioulard collaboration that’s a good excuse to remind everyone of the name-your-price EP Pilouard released last month to help cover the bills from a recent bone fracture. Thanks Obama!

The main structure and melody of “You Are An Ocean” was written/recorded early one morning whilst still in my pyjamas. It’s difficult for me to go into much detail about the circumstances around the song, but I feel it perfectly captures how I felt that morning, after something I had been told the previous day. For this reason, it is one of my favorite songs I’ve made. The title is quite fitting for the inspiration behind it.

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Will Samson
Lua
(12k, July 29th)

1. Antepassado
2. Electric Parade (Feat. Message To Bears)
3. Père
4. You Are An Ocean (Feat. Benoît Pioulard)
5. Lua