Talented Adelaide troubadour, Sam Brittain, is in the middle of his national tour, in support of the first release, Stab in the Dark, from new album Signal Lights. Sam Brittain is now heading to Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The single Stab In The Dark arcs dramatically from a sparse, delicate intro, to a sprawling, rallying cadence, and inspires a feeling of hope in spite of circumstance. The lyrics summarise a coming of age, prompted by travel, grief, and ‘a lethal dose of reality’. “I was beginning to see the real sacrifices that have to be made as a touring artist in order to be successful. The loved ones you leave behind. Losing a dear friend of mine a few months prior to a stroke was a shotgun blast to the heart… It was a blatant reminder that none of us are invincible and you never know when your time is up.”
Nestled comfortably between folk and country, the album Signal Lights is an intricate release, revealing subtle new textures and multiple perspectives upon each listen. Recorded and mixed at Mixmaster’s Studio by owner Mick Wordley, the album boasts luxurious string arrangements that swoop beneath Brittain’s raw, emotive vocal, and rest flawlessly on a soft bed of drums, bass and guitar. This is definitely an album for those who enjoy thoughtful, considered musicianship, strong production values and deeply personal songwriting.
Check out Sam’s awesome performance of the single on a Melbourne tram for the infamous TRAM SESSIONS, and catch Sam Brittain soon.
THURS 15TH JUN | THE ELLINGTON, PERTH WA | 18+
THURS 23 JUN | THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELB VIC | 18+
SUN 26TH JUN | THE MILK FACTORY, BRIS QLD | 18+