INTERVIEW: Actor/Singer Samuel Mancini

Hi Samuel, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’m good, thank you. I’m staying safe and healthy.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Undone!”?

Yeah! It’s my favorite song on the project. It a feel-good, dance song that really catches the vibe that I want to put out.  I’m excited for people to hear it –  I hope it makes people move and bop to it.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

The idea of “coming undone” really just came to me.  The song is about physically unraveling with someone who makes you unravel emotionally. The song has lyrics that are physically forward, but it really is about sharing that with someone special, not just anybody.

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

Yes.  We have a really cool, fun video coming!

The single comes off your new album Feed The Fire – what’s the story behind the title?

Feed The Fire is about fueling your gifts and passions and not letting them grow cold from disuse or fear. You will miss out on a lot if you let that happen. That was my mindset when working on it. This project felt like a turning point for me and I knew I had to give it my all and inspire other people to do the same.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was smooth – not rushed which was nice.  But, I was never not working on it. Everything that went into it was intentional. I knew something was going to come out of it – I wasn’t shooting in the dark.  I knew it was going to be big.

You get to collaborate with some huge names in the industry – what was it like to work with these individuals?

Having people so respected, industry legends like Janice Robinson, Eric West, Chris Gehringer and Ty Hickson on my project is an honor. Getting approval from the Prince-estate and Martika for my cover of “Love…Thy Will Be Done” was a cool moment for me as well.

Do you tend to take a different approach when collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?

Yes and no. When I am working on music I know what I want and can see the outcome pretty clearly. But, when I am working with someone else, that space is opened up to feedback, new ideas, and new sounds.

Did you feel any pressure while you were putting these new songs together and working with these individuals?

No, it was more of an excitement than anything. I knew everyone who was working on this with me was talented, smart, and I love their work.

How does your background as an actor influence your work as a musician and the other way around?

I think that they’re both the extrovert in me.  Normally I am more quiet and not as expressive versus when I am working on a set or on music.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

I was listening to a lot of people that inspired me that I wanted to emulate – Janet Jackson, George Michael, Mint Condition, Prince.  And, lyrics just come to me – I don’t really look for inspiration in that sense.  When I do, it doesn’t work so well.

What else is happening next in Samuel Mancini’s world?

Working on new music and new visuals. I would love to tour as soon as its safe!

New album “Feed the Fire” comes out 2/26! Pre-save here

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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