Sam Nicolosi, an independent singer, songwriter and producer from Evanston, IL, has released his new single, “Caught Up,” off his forthcoming Origins EP. The record, a darker alternative-pop song, is about being addicted to something, or someone, toxic. Listen the song here.
About the song, Sam said, “’Caught Up’ is kind of a singer-songwriter’s dance song. The verses were completely improvised on the spot and I kept them as I initially wrote and sung them. On the production side, the drop section just felt right to me, and I liked the idea of classical guitar leading a little section of the song. I wrote ‘Caught Up’ when I was back home in Chicago. I was sitting in bed with my laptop and a nylon string guitar next to me. The verse melody popped into my head, so I hit ‘record’ and started tracking the song on the spot. ‘Caught Up’ is about feeling addicted to someone toxic. About chasing someone, or something, that always leaves you feeling empty. ‘Caught Up’ and my next release, ‘Fiction,’ have a lot in common though ‘Fiction’ (which you’ll hear soon) takes a gentler and more vocal-focused approach.”
Sam Nicolosi is a singer, songwriter and producer, born and raised in Evanston, IL, just outside of Chicago. During elementary school, Sam began playing the djembe, shortly thereafter picking up the piano and guitar. During those years, Sam had also developed a love for poetry. He began hearing melodies when he played music, and eventually those poems started becoming songs. Having grown up listening to a mixture of alt-pop and hip-hop, along with music from the 60’s and 70’s, Sam pulled from each of those genres as he began writing and creating. At the young age of 12, Sam’s parents bought him a Pro Tools rig and he began recording his songs; however, too shy to sing in public, he formed a duo, allowing a friend of his to sing the songs he had written.
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