A: Really well. Thanks! Been staying busy and more focused than ever.
Can you talk to us more about your single “Higher”?
A: Higher is the buzz single off of my EP. I felt like it would be an honest reflection of who I am at the moment.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
A: I was just in a really good, motivated mindset when I wrote it. It came from a place of excitement and determination about what I want for my future. I was in love as well, but I only want to keep moving forward, moving higher,. I don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. Any plans to release a video for the single?
A: A music video is in the works and should be happening soon.
Why naming the EP after this track in particular?
A: It felt that it set the right mood for the EP. All the other songs just felt right following after Higher
How was the recording and writing process?
A: The process is always challenging and demanding in the best way. Trying to get what you think is “perfect” while at the same time not trying to make it perfect. For me the writing part is easy, it’s the recording that takes a lot mentally and emotionally. To be able to portray what you felt when writing it with your voice. I really dig deep and stay there until the project is completely done.
Does acting influence your music and the other way around?
A: Acting does influence my music when it comes to performing and telling the story of a song. Not breaking character and that the show must go on.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
A: As soon as the album is done, we’ll tell the world. We are still recording, working with a lot of new writers and producers. I don’t want you to hear what’s been done before.
Any plans to hit the road?
A: We are visiting a lot of radio stations over the summer. I’d love to hit the roads over the fall. It would be an honor to tour with someone like Bruno Mars, The Weeknd or Janet Jackson.
What else is happening next in Samuel Mancini’s world?
A: Just a lot of hard work is happening. Trying to make a great album. I’m watching my dreams come true. Now I’m focused on working harder than ever.