ALBUM REVIEW: Samia – The Baby | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 28.08.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Baby, Samia’s debut album, explores the loneliness of being away from family and friends while on tour. Opening track The Pool is a gentle start, a soundscape of yearning, while closing track Is There Something In The Movies? is a classic acoustic heartbreaker.

But between them the album’s tempo picks up, with punchy bass (put to great use in Limbo Bitch and Minnesota), unpredictable melodies, and lyrics that turn on a beat from profoundly sad to irreverent and funny. Samia’s voice treads a pleasing line between angelic and threatening: “Make a predator of me, I’ll be good to you” she croons sweetly in Triptych; while Big Wheel – catchy and relatable – seems destined to be a hit.

 

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