Sam Johnson releases debut single ‘Perfect Circle’ on January 26th through Republic of Music. This introduction to Shropshire born 23 year-old singer/songwriter Sam Johnson shows his deft talent for writing beautifully emotive and soulful songs.
Speaking about the track Sam explains: “This song is all about my childhood and youth growing up as an only child in the countryside. I was always desperate to have brothers or would quite frequently take my self off on solo adventures around the fields and woods to keep myself occupied. During these outings I would often imagine someone else there to keep me company, and I suppose this is where I drew most inspiration for the song. The lyrics ‘You’re just like me’ aren’t really referring to someone else in a tangible sense at all, but more a figment of my imagination dreamt up to up to combat the usual restlessness and boredom I’d experience away from my friends in school.”
Sam has been making music for as long as he can remember. Self taught on the guitar and influenced by all sorts of records he found lying around his house – Patti Smith, Nirvana, Ben Howard to Outsider Folk and underground Australian Punk Rock.
He has already had support for his music from BBC Introducing in Shropshire. Sam will be releasing music throughout 2018 and looking to build a live reputation via his enigmatic vocals and heartfelt soul.
Fri 26th January – Newcastle, Think Tank Underground
Tues 6th Feb – London, The Islington supporting Nick J. D. Hodgson
Tues 27th February – Hull, The Polar Bear
Sat 5th May – Leeds, Live at Leeds