‘I MADE THIS WHILE’ encompasses an eclectic mix of genre, style and performance. Sam V not only utilises his prominent vocal prowess and understanding of harmony in tracks such as Jumble.2 and Hang out, but also showcases an introspective & creative element to his songwriting in tracks such as Cheddar Cheese & Ecstasy (one of the lead singles) and Tall Popping Wonderchild. Tracks such as Blue Tent and I made this while! Showcase Sam’s ability as a rapper, as well as his unique sense of self, social awareness and passion. Dreamstate establishes itself as one of the lead singles through its Craig David-esque ornamentation and poetic lyricism.
Ultimately this is a varied and experimental project - particularly for a NZ artist. Yet it will inevitably have a track which resonates with music fans of all genres, ranging from pop, hip hop, r&b, soul, jazz & alternative. This diversity is bound to distinguish and further elevate the unique talent that is, Sam V.
Sam & EDY’s creative collective, Y$O, also tackled the ambitious task of creating visuals for every song on ‘I MADE THIS WHILE’ - and have currently completed 8/11 tracks, with Sam directing the videos and the incredibly talented duo of Paolo Bayogan/ Dan Mcclay editing and shooting them.
Head to the album launch party this Friday 9 August at The Wine Cellar in Auckland. Click here for the event details and tickets.
About Sam V:
Sam leads Y$O with producer and creative collaborator EDY, and together they’ve begun to slowly distinguish themselves from the pack, completing 2 albums and an EP in 2019, while also doing 8 music videos with more on the way. This has served to elevate their audience and standing in the industry, particularly on streaming platforms such as Spotify and the NZ hot singles charts, where the duo have had a #2 hit in Vibe Wit’Cha and #4 hit in Dreamstate.
Sam’s work has interestingly been likened to the likes of Craig David, Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, Brian Mcknight, D’angelo and Brandy.
‘I MADE THIS WHILE’ is available now on all streaming platforms.