Clash Premiere: “When You Come Back”
Premiere: Samantha Crain – ‘When You Come Back’ | Clash | Writer: Robin Murray | 6.12.15
Samantha Crain is a hugely distinctive talent.
With her lilting voice and mature arrangements, the songwriter is capable of constructing entire worlds with just a few plucked notes.
New album ‘Under Branch & Thorn & Tree’ will be released via Full Time Hobby on July 17th. A gripping selection of songs, the album contains the germs of an odd sort of protest.
Samantha Crain: “I don’t write protest songs in the traditional sense, but I’m always listening to the voices of people around me. These stories are told from the perspective of the underdog, the 99% of us that are working people. They might not be literal protest songs, but the lives of the people within these songs speak at the same volume if you listen.”
Ahead of the album release, Clash is able to premiere a live session of ‘When You Come Back’. Sparse, fragile and wholly affecting, you can tune in below.