MDR Selects – Samii
Written by katehazeldine on 19th January 2021
MDR Selects returns: a series that invites our favourite artists, labels, record stores and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. Following the release of her first EP ‘Figuring It Out’ on 2000black, vocalist and songwriter Samii shares the sounds that helped shape her consummate, poised debut.
With lyrical confidence and the feel for a groove, Samii’s ‘Figuring It Out’ is an ode to self-discovery. Channeling the soulful, improvised dance music that has defined Dego’s 2000black record label for many years, Samii draws inspiration from her own experiences of love, loss and personal growth across four beautifully crafted tracks. Whether evoking dreamy, bittersweet nostalgia on low-slung opener ‘Spaced Out Summer Tours & Back Again’ or letting her voice soar on the majestic ‘Wake Me Up’, ‘Figuring It Out’ touches on the universal through astute observations of her own personal experiences.
The record cuts across generic boundaries with ease, fusing soul, RnB and electronic music. Samii deftly balances these moments of reflection and expression, to build a world that reveals itself with every track.
Now, we’re excited to tuck into Samii’s selections, containing “some songs I enjoy spending time with. A collection of moods I find myself in.” In case you missed the release of ‘Figuring It Out’ at the end of last year, be sure to check it out here.
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