With a sound that combines shimmering pop, lo-fi indie-rock and country-tinged inflections, Samia’s songwriting is undeniably charming. With her new double single out today and her debut album coming next month, we caught up with Samia to talk dogs, disneyland, and eggs.

On ‘Big Wheel’ Samia’s honest, confessional lyricism melds with celestial, woozy melodies and delicate guitar lines as her crystalline, resonant vocals purvey a frank, world-weariness. Whilst ‘Big Wheel’ offers a glistening sonic brightness, ‘Stellate’ subtly shifts in tone and meanders with melancholic yearning. It’s in this emotive nuance and intricacy that Samia’s music holds a tender power and lingers with you long after the songs have played out.

Speaking on ‘Big Wheel’ Samia details “’Big Wheel’ is about avoiding conflict at any cost. I wrote it after a few hours of laying in bed imagining hypothetical conversations with people that I was too scared to have in real life. It’s a passive confession of harbored resentments buried in a laundry list of gratitude.”

‘Big Wheel/Stellate’ is the third offering taken from Samia’s upcoming debut record The Baby, out next month.

Get to know Samia In Short…

Three words to describe my music…
desperate satirical yodeling

Last photo on your phone…
my sunburn

Favourite instagram account…
pantspants

The best venue I’ve played…
Cain’s Ballroom

Earliest song you remember…
Come to My Window by Melissa Etheridge

The worst job I’ve ever had…
handing out flyers all day in BK in mid july

The thing I most love to cook is…
eggs

My Favourite word…
dog

A book I love…
pulphead by john jeremiah sullivan

Things that cheer me up…
dogs

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
disneyland

I think you should listen to… 
Christian Lee Hutson

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Lana Del Rey

Pre-order ‘The Baby’ (out August 28th via Grand Jury) here.

Photo by Muriel Margaret