Poet Warrior Sam Way returns with a ghostly, cello driven, dark-pop song. Out on the 17th of August ‘Hard Feelings’ is the next chapter in his autobiographical tale. Listen here
Produced in east London by the Café Music team (Jon Hopkins – Imogen Heap) ‘Hard Feelings’ follows on from the release of his hauntingly beautiful ‘You and all your things’ and is ready to enamour listeners once more with his beautiful musicality and powerfully vulnerable lyrics.
‘Hard Feelings’ is a song about love on the brink of failure, a relationship teetering on the edge, and ultimately a song that acknowledges, earnestly, how hard it is to let go, a sentiment that is heartbreakingly relatable.
‘Make up your mind and let me know // cause it’s clear that this isn’t working’ Way sings in the chorus, alongside guest vocalist Fleur.
Cellos and a distant female voice set the tone at the start of the track, the perfect stage for Sam Way’s characteristically soothing tones and intimate lyrics. His vocals have tenderness, and yet he manages to have total control, his vocals are a masterclass in powerful minimalism.
The chorus drops quickly and sits surprisingly on a bed of beats and bassline. Fleur’s vocals give the song an ethereal fragility that only emphasizes the sentiment of the song. Harmonies weave their way throughout and give the song a beautiful depth; you really feel like you’re part of the story.
‘Hard Feelings’ comes not long after the Release of Sam’s debut EP ‘Archetype’, and the comparison between these two projects illustrates just how versatile Sam is an artist but Sam says himself that ‘Hard Feelings sets the tone for the releases to follow this year’
Having already garnered a sizable fan base in Turkey as well as reaching No. 8 in the UK singer songwriter chart in 2017, Sam is clearly no stranger to recognition. His powerful vocals imbued with sentiment and emotion have captivated listener’s worldwide, and his dulcet tones are set to continue through 2018 and beyond. With an ear for wonderful melodies, a mind for beautifully delicate lyrics, and an honest conviction to his craft, Sam Way – also a legitimate home grown (UK) supermodel – is a man about to make his mark. This release is the first of 3 singles to be released through indie label Animal Farm.