Riding high on the success of his previous single ‘You and All Your Things’ , poet warrior Sam Way returns with his ghostly and Cello-driven track ‘Hard Feelings’. His previous single was written about the make or break moment in a relationship, whilst his newest creative endeavour documents the moment of realisation that nothing can be done to save the relationship. It is the next chapter in Sam Way’s autobiographical tale.
The single starts off simply with an unassuming strings riff, an introduction that provides the perfect stage for Sam’s characteristically soothing tones and painfully intimate lyrics. His vocals have a real tenderness, and yet he manages to have total control – his vocals are a masterclass in powerful minimalism.
Fleur’s vocals then join the mix, and she gives the song an ethereal fragility that only emphasises the sentiment of the song. Harmonies weave their way throughout the song making the track feel extremely multi-layered, giving the song a depth that would not have been there otherwise. Sam sings that he is ‘Too deep in love to let it go’, and it’s impossible not to believe him. You don’t just hear the lyrics, you feel them.
His powerful vocals imbued with sentiment and emotion have captivated listeners worldwide, and his dulcet tones are set to continue through 2018 and beyond. With an ear for wonderful melodies, and a mind for beautifully delicate lyrics, Sam Way truly is one to watch.
Check out ‘Hard Feelings’ below, and stay tuned to see what this musical maverick gets up to next!
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