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The clear-cut delivery of Newcastle’s Sam Dickinson means that you can follow every word he sings with precision. That is what you notice first about his new fourteen tracks collated together in album Off Script, where disco, pop, dance and soul are far from being flung together; they are seamlessly blended to give a smooth, full produced sound.

The singer-songwriter expands: “I wanted to create an album which paid homage to the sound of my childhood, the blend of 90’s soul, pop and dance that I would listen to in my Mum’s car on the way to school. I wanted to write about self-empowerment, self-belief and if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we could all do with a little bit more of that.”

Each song tells an intimate story, substantial numbers like Cry Wolf are offset with heartfelt acoustic closer No One In The Room, where Sam talks about the death of his grandmother and not being open about his sexuality to her. There are favourites of Dickinson’s covered too: Missing, originally by Everything But The Girl and Mica Paris’ Carefree.

Sam Dickinson releases Off Script on 9th October. He performs with a full band at Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle on Friday 16th October


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