NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Sam Setton

Our newcomer of the week won’t stay labeled like this for a long time. Indeed, Sam Setton has all the ingredients to satisfy curious and discerning ears like yours! With his electro-pop debut track “Berlin”, Sam Setton is bringing fire and soul from the future!

Sam Setton is a real citizen of NYC: he grew up n the Midwood section of Brooklyn but is now living in downtown Manhattan. The self-taught singer-songwriter started to play guitar and singing around 12. He has experimented and explored sounds for years, and you can hear that in his track that sounds like a real patchwork. Basically, Sam Setton picked up what was the best in pop , electronica, and soul music!

His two main influences have been Frank Ocean and Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, for his writing at least… Because there can be no doubt that he is, above all, a genuine music lover. John Mayer, Tame Impala, or even grime artists, like Skepta, are often present in his own playlists!

Currently, the artist is working in a midtown skyscraper as a financial consultant. Maybe the height is a source of inspiration: when you are at the top, you have a certain vision! Like a superhero, at night he becomes a technician working enclosed in his studio. Sam Setton occasionally plays at open mic events, talent shows and small showcases in the Big Apple. “Berlin” should enable him to reach new horizons and opportunities!

We guess music means a lot to him, more than his regular job, as he describes it like “an escape”. As written in the press release: “his music springs from this struggle”. That is probably why his debut track sounds deep, honest and convincing. As the 23-year-old singer explains:

“Berlin is a song I wrote about the constant struggle of being in a toxic relationship. On the surface there’s honesty; feelings of regret, love and hate. But at the core, there is a hope that with patience, things will work out.”

Sam Setton

Discover Sam Setton and his impressive debut “Berlin”. A track that is, like the city, a relevant crossroads of music genres!

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/269611801″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

What is coming next for the young artist? An EP is in preparation and a series of remixes! With “Berlin” as a title, the track deserves to be brought to the dance floor!

Follow Sam Setton on Facebook, Soundcloud, Instagram, and Spotify. By the way, the streaming service just added “Berlin” to their “Hiptronix” playlist some days ago! Sam: you’re about to escape for good!

iTunes!

Check on our previous newcomers on HighClouds, SoundCloud and Spotify!

Leave a Reply