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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Sam Johnson shares new EP 'Are We There Yet?'


This month saw Sam Johnson unveil his latest EP, Are We There Yet?, a five track extended player that sees him leave behind his childhood, through ground shattering recollection. Speaking about his new EP, he said, "'Are We There Yet?' marks a definitive farewell to my childhood on both a personal and musical level for me. It's an EP that maps my recollection of a time gone by that I miss greatly and contemplate often. Written with both optimistic intention and wistful yearning, it is a body of work that sways in torrents of emotion that even I struggle to define or understand. On a musical level, it's been a part of my growth, but on a personal level, it's a much-needed bit of closure to a beloved time in my life that I need to leave behind in order to move forward. Are we there yet? I don't think so, not just yet, but I think I'm more at peace with the journey now." Having already shared previous single's Nineteen’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Changes’, and ‘The Kids Are Alright, the EP is completed with newly released Shoulder To Cry On’, a track that showcases his pivotal sound through its rousing percussion and climatic finale. Speaking about its conception he goes on to share; "I wrote this for someone I was dating a while ago. It didn’t last very long, but it was nice whilst it did. It was the usual situation of someone from the past affecting the present. She had a lot of walls and didn’t want to get hurt again. I suppose the chorus’s defining lyric ‘When all you’ve ever known, has left you on your own, I’ll be your shoulder to cry on’ was an attempt to give her some comfort that I wouldn’t do the same. I don’t think it worked very well." Take a listen to the EP in full for yourselves below.


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