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  • Samsara -FV Music Blog

    < Back Press Articles FV Music Blog Hot Picks 16/7/23 – The Best New Releases Samsara - Invisible Artist: SAMSARA Release : ‘Invisible’ Release Date : OUT NOW! Bethesda-based artist SAMSARA has released the excellent single ‘Invisible’. It is an Americana release filled with charismatic vocal performances, intelligent chordal progressions and uplifting instrumentation. SAMSARA is an artist to watch in 2023 July 16, 2023 Original Link: https://fvmusicblog.com/hot-picks-16-7-23-the-best-new-releases/

  • Samsara -The Musician

    < Back Press Articles The Musician An Interview with Samsara Samsara’s life has seen her move from one country to another. When she was eleven, her parents moved from England, where she was born, to Ireland. Aged twenty, she was on the move again: this time to Chicago, in the United States. ‘When I was twenty, I moved to Chicago in the US with a backpack and two hundred dollars. Since then, I lived in Florida for ten years and I've been in the Washington DC area for the last eleven years.’ She started out as a jazz singer, did backing vocals and then walked away from music for a while, she says. The last six years have been busy musically, with this year seeing her release most of her music. When it comes to what good music is, she says she likes music that tell stories. The singer, who’s forever writing new song, says that she’s finishing up an EP that will be released this week. That’s not the only stuff she’s working on: she has an LP that has song she’s done over the last few years. In terms of her philosophy or approach to music, she says she doesn’t worry about worry about the audience. She’s worried about making music that pleases her. L. SOJINI: Can you tell us about yourself? Where you’re from and what kind of musician you are. SAMSARA: I was born in London, England. When I was eleven, my parents moved us to Ireland. When I was twenty, I moved to Chicago in the US with a backpack and two hundred dollars. Since then, I lived in Florida for ten years and I've been in the Washington DC area for the last eleven years. I started out as a jazz singer. Then, I toured as a backing vocalist for a few years. I left the road and walked away from music for a while. But, I always went back to cover bands, wedding bands, etc. Over the past six years, I've written a great deal of my own music and I decided this year to release them. They range from pop, dance, rock, blues, jazz and even some Disney-esque sounds. L. SOJINI: How did you get into music? SAMSARA: My mother said I was singing before I could talk. I started writing songs when I was five. They weren't very good, but I just couldn't stop. I got into music theatre at school and was in my first cover band at fifteen. L. SOJINI: What do you think makes good music? SAMSARA: Music that evokes emotions in the listener. I need to feel the music I listen to. If there's a vocalist, I want to hear the raw emotion in his or her voice more than I want to hear perfect technical range or the stratospheric high note. I like music that tells a story. L. SOJINI: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a musician? SAMSARA: I'm an emotional singer and I've often been told that can be heard in my voice and the way I convey a song. I try to tell a story for those listening. As a songwriter, I do the same. I believe the bridge is the climax of the song and by the time I get there, the listener should really feel the song in their soul. L. SOJINI: What are you currently working on? SAMSARA: I'm finishing up an EP of six songs that will be released next week. It tells the complete arc of a love story that didn't work out. Some of the songs sound dreamy and Disney-esque. There's a reggae island vibe in one. And then, a country blues song, and an acoustic guitar track with a country vibe. I'm also working on an LP of other songs written over the past several years. And I'm working on an NFT project that will combine my art and my music, with a portion of the proceeds donated to a cat shelter – I'm passionate about saving cats. I'm creating some songs for a nonprofit in Australia and I'm adding vocals to a couple of songs written by other artists. I can't seem to stop writing new songs as I'm so inspired this year. So, there will be more projects. In other words, I'm busy. L. SOJINI: How do you approach music? As in, what’s your philosophy when it comes to making music? SAMSARA: To be as authentic as humanly possible and communicate what's going on with my feelings. I think everyone has similar feelings and someone will relate. I don't think about how the audience will receive it. I write what I feel from my heart. L. SOJINI: What are you most proud of to have achieved as a musician? SAMSARA: This year, I wrote, recorded vocals for, played keys on, produced other musicians and wrote my first song. I've done several others since then. These are new skills I've learned and I'm so proud that I was able to do them. I've also recorded the vocal takes in one sitting so they're essentially ‘live’. I'm very proud of that. L. SOJINI: How do you promote your music? SAMSARA: I probably don't promote as well as I should because I don't have enough time. I try to promote on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. L. SOJINI: Favourite musician? Why? SAMSARA: Steve Perry, former lead singer of Journey. The emotion he conveys in every song is second to none. His incredible voice, combined with his diction and music sensibility gets right through to my heart. L. SOJINI: What’s your advice or message to fellow musicians? SAMSARA: Be who you are. Work hard. If you're a singer, sing every single day. Listen to yourself all the time and work on what you like and don't like. If you play an instrument, play it every single day. Never give up. - L. Sojini August 1, 2022 Original Link: https://themusician.substack.com/p/an-interview-with-samsara

  • Samsara -StreamLINE Artist Feature

    < Back Press Articles StreamLINE Artist Feature StreamLINE Artist Feature & Interview: SAMSARA Hello everyone! StreamLINE is excited to present a new installment in our interview series. We had the opportunity to connect with multi-dimensional singer-songwriter Samsara and she provided tremendous insight into her inspirational path to music, latest projects and other interesting facts surrounding her life story. Read on to catch the entire interview below. Enjoy! Hi Samsara, please tell us a bit about your background, where you’re from etc. What were your early music influences? I was born in London, UK to Irish parents. When I was 11, my parents moved us to Ireland, where I went to high school and college. I moved to the US when I was 20 and have lived in Chicago, IL, Palm Beach FL and the Washington DC area. My Dad was born in rural Ireland on a farm, but was a huge fan of American music, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, especially, but he adored jazz. He sang and played multiple instruments and his influences played a role in my musical tastes. When I was 15, my mother and I visited the US and I heard Steve Perry (Journey) for the first time. I immediately heard the Sam Cooke influences in his voice and was excited to share with Dad. Steve Perry has been my biggest influence. I fronted my first rock band at 15. Dad passed away that year asking me promise to continue with music. After immigrating to the U.S., I became a jazz singer first, and will always think of jazz as my first love. Later, I toured as a backing vocalist for famous musicians before audiences of 30-50k. I wrote a few songs for independent movies and other musicians, but never performed my own songs. I left the road and fronted multiple bands, but didn’t make it as a solo artist. During an abusive marriage, I quit music entirely for 13 years because he didn’t want me to sing. A few years after escaping my ex-husband, I found the courage to perform in cover bands again and started writing songs inspired by my life experiences. Finally, in 2022, I felt the need to release my own music. And here we are today! What was the defining moment or time in your life when you decided to pursue music on a professional level? The first time was when I was 22 after a near-death experience with a brain injury that put me in a coma for 3 weeks. I quit law school and decided to pursue music full-time. I didn’t make it as a solo artist then. In 2016, I was diagnosed with a brain tumour and initially given a year to live. At the time, I was trying to recover from a broken heart. I wrote a plethora of songs and even recorded one in the studio. But then, I didn’t release them so only my friends heard them. In 2021, I lost my day job during the COVID pandemic. Watching the struggles of many in the world, by March 2022, I had a burning desire to release my original songs feeling that if I didn’t share them, they would never be heard. I finally got the courage to release my first single and the positive response to that inspired me further. I wanted to create a legacy of my life and experiences in the hope that someone would relate and feel less alone in this world. I hear that my songs help people to smile, dance, cry their pain out, or fall asleep at night. That’s really all I ever wanted to do in life — help someone else. It’s quite an honour to hear that my songs do that. How would you characterize your sound and what inspires your creativity? Is it sparked by actual life events/experiences or just a vibe that you get into? I don’t have a specific genre and my music spans country, pop, rock, adult contemporary, jazz. My voice was recently described as being sweet like molasses with a chaser of bourbon. I think my voice is very expressive and affects listeners in different ways. I’m often told there’s just “something” about my voice that people can’t really describe. My creativity is always inspired by my experiences in life. I’ve written songs about my broken heart, about being in love, and some were inspired by the incredible grief at the passing of my beloved cat, Socsana. Congratulations on the new EP release! How was the recording process during the project? Did you have any collaborators in the making of the EP? All the songs were written between May 20 and June 28, 2022. I recorded all the songs from home and learned how to produce and mix between June and August. The vocals were recorded in one take to give a “live” sound. It’s been quite the experience to learn how to do all that. The most difficult part was knowing that I’m recording my voice for me to listen to. I have no problem singing live for others, but knowing that the audience was going to be me, the recorded vocals was quite difficult. Like many singers, I’m my own worst critic. There were times I lay on the floor and cried that my voice wasn’t perfect enough. Ultimately, the process helped me to accept myself and even start to love myself and my own voice. It became easier as time went on. For some songs, I hired musicians in other countries and learned how to work with them to produce the sound I wanted. A couple of friends on Twitter spaces gave me feedback on the drums and bass that were invaluable as those are instruments I’ve never played. What’s the song that resonates the most with you personally from this project? “Hard To Love” because I’ve always felt I was too hard to love, too needy. I don’t have any family and remember my ex-husband saying that to be my partner, someone had to be my lover, my best friend, and somewhat of a father figure, and it was too much for one person. I’m a very emotional person and always have been. I recently found a collection of poetry I wrote as a teenager and brought with me from Ireland and it revealed to me that I’ve never changed. I experience everything a little deeper than others — but that seems to be the way most artists experience life. After many years staying out of relationships entirely, I took a chance on love again — this time, long distance. On my birthday, when he told me I was a bit needy and it was harder than he expected it to be, I wrote this song. It’s a somewhat cheeky retort in that I’m telling him I think it’s just too hard for him to love me, not that I’m actually too hard to love. Do you feel that the internet, social media and the dominance of streaming has benefited recording artists? Streaming has hurt us all financially because we are paid almost nothing per stream. Friends have been shocked to hear how little artists get and that we have to pay to distribute our music. Listeners don’t even own the music they pay a hefty fee to stream. They’re essentially leasing music and if their credit card expires, they discover they own nothing. Social media has created negative publicity and false hype for artists with every little bit of gossip being manufactured to create a buzz. It seems the public is catching on and becoming tired of it all. I’m finally seeing a return to the public demanding quality in music and not wanting to know all the nitty gritty details about fake feuds between artists. Twitter spaces and Discord servers emerged during the pandemic as a way for artists from all around the world to inspire and collaborate with one another. Listeners turned up to hear creative music being shared without even knowing what the artists look like. It’s like a return to the old days of listening to music on the radio and not knowing much about artists’ personal lives. However, it creates a way for artists to talk to our listeners directly. What’s the best advice you’ve been given; either personally or professionally? Always be kind and compassionate. You never know what another person is going through. The kind word you share with them today might be the only kind word they’ve heard all week, all month, all year. Being kind is free and it may change the trajectory of someone’s life. What activities do you enjoy outside of your music and entertainment industry related endeavors? Going for walks, laying in the sun, enjoying time with my cat, listening to other people’s music. What’s next up musically for you in 2022 and beyond? Any projects, music videos, features or solo live shows on the horizon? What’s your goal for the Samsara brand? I’m working on a few upcoming singles and an LP of music I’ve written over the past 7 years. I’m working with a nonprofit to raise money for charities I’m passionate about (pet and domestic violence related). I’ll be performing live in the Metaverse. I’m very involved in NFT music, have released a collection on OpenSea and hope to release more NFT songs. I see it as the evolution of music giving artists more control and allowing fans to support us directly, while investing in our future and their own. StreamLINE Artist Feature & Interview: SAMSARA August 28, 2022 Original Link: https://streamlinemusicblog.com/2022/08/28/artist-interview-samsara/

  • Samsara -Music For All

    < Back Press Articles Music For All Behold the sweet glow contained in SAMSARA's "Invisible" By Amanda Costa Fixing a gentle and pleasurable light, the single “ Invisible ” by the talented SAMSARA emanates the powerful magic called love, which makes us immerse ourselves in dreams and desires. Serene chords will elevate your thoughts to a special journey through the clouds, driven by the rhythmic magic of the guitar and lyrical beauties that touch the soul. The vocal demonstrates a timeless glow, bathed in pleasantries that captivate and make the mind dream, especially while savoring the message. Framing the trail of thoughts, the verses draw the desire for acceptance, sharing the soul and path with someone, majestically quoting the beautiful things one can do to make the other feel good and clarifying what they need in return. The plot speaks to our heart, reminding or imagining someone whose smile enchants us and the gaze captivates us in a labyrinth of dreams and hopes. It's pleasant to think how these tones fit our feelings, imprinting their vigor and hope in a radiant and timeless way, warming the chest and radiating contentment. " Invisible " a passionate and gentle work that speaks to our senses and involves the heart. Social media https://www.instagram.com/samsarasings/ https://www.facebook.com/SamsaraSings/ https://twitter.com/SamsaraSings https://samsarasings.bandcamp.com/ https://soundcloud.com/samsarasings https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy65AjgqVCFmENwjp8GPILw July 16, 2023 Original Link: https://musicforall.com.br/contemple-o-doce-brilho-contido-em-invisible-de-samsara/

  • Samsara -StreamLINE Music Single Review

    < Back Press Articles StreamLINE Music Single Review StreamLINE Single Review: "Hard To Love" StreamLINE Single Review - Samsara "Hard To Love" Humbly branding herself as “just a girl who loves to sing”, singer-songwriter and musician Samsara has dazzled music listeners with her richly-toned, lavish voice, which has been at the forefront of a variety of ear-catching singles ( Feel, Blame It on the Rain ) and most recently, an EP release, Love Upside Down . Samsara’s distinct vocal stylings span a diverse section of genres including country, pop, jazz, rock and selections in the adult contemporary space. Today, we are going to spotlight a spectacular track from her new EP which is titled, “Hard to Love”. The heart-stirring ballad is an intimately personal song and composition which was conceived directly out of Samsara’s life experience. She provides some further context into the song as she explains how it all developed…. I fell in love with someone over the internet long distance. My EP “Love Upside Down” chronicles the journey of watching him sleep through a screen “Long Distance Lullaby” (due to the time difference) and imagining all the things we could do together in person if he “Made My Dreams Come True,” and we had the “Love For All Time,” we hoped for. Ultimately, he told me on my birthday that it was harder for him to love me than he expected. I decided maybe it was just too hard for him to love me and the song was “birthed.” – Samsara Wow! Going against the grain of the old saying that life imitates art, in this circumstance, art imitates life. Samsara does a tremendous job conveying the theme and sentiment of the song via a pristine, emotive vocal performance. Her vocal inflections encompass you as a listener with how demonstrative and expressive her delivery is, gravitating you to every segment of the lyrical content. Samsara provides an engaging performance which projects the genuine place and emotional impact from which these lyrics derive from. It all flows extremely well with the song’s instrumentation which is a smorgasbord of music; containing quintessential country music elements including a twangy, high pitched electric guitar. However, the song also includes a buoyant piano riff which gives the song a mystique of nostalgia, sounding similar to a 60’s ballad or something that could have been placed in the original Grease soundtrack. “Hard to Love” is available on all streaming platforms and you can listen to it via the Spotify link below. Stream it on repeat and save it to your Favorites Library for quick access. While you’re there, please take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the other selections on the Love Upside Down EP. Also, scroll further below to connect with Samsara via her social media platforms and last but certainly not least, we have enclosed the full-length lyrics to “ Hard to Love ” so you can sing or read along to the magnificent voice of Samsara. Enjoy! Samsara Bio Samsara is a singer-songwriter who plays keys/piano and a little guitar. Her beautiful original music is cinematic, heartfelt, catchy and spans the genres of country, pop, jazz, rock and some adult contemporary ballads that belong in a Disney movie. She delights her fans with her mesmerizing voice and tells the stories of your life in every song. She describes herself as “just a girl who loves to sing.” “Love Upside Down” is an EP released in August 2022 that tells the story of a long distance love that didn’t work out. Lyrics to Samsara’s “ Hard to Love ” Sometimes you win And sometimes you lose in love Either way, I end up with the blues What matters most in the end they all say It all comes down to how you play the game They say all is fair in love and war But I don’t know what we were fighting for Maybe these rules Only apply to fools And those who are keeping the score I found it easy Simple to do The things we were dreaming of And me loving you You said it’s harder Than it should be Maybe it’s just too hard for you to love me Why is it harder than it should be? Baby, maybe you just can’t love me Oh I found it easy Simple to do The things we were dreaming of And me loving you You said it’s harder Than it should be I think it’s just too hard for you to love me What matters most in the end they all say It all comes down to how you play the game It’s all about how, how you play August 25, 2022 Original Link: https://streamlinemusicblog.com/2022/08/25/samsara-hard-to-love/

  • Samsara -Bless The Mic Magazine

    < Back Press Articles Bless The Mic Magazine Love For Christmas by Samsara Singer-Songwriter, Samsara, began her musical career as a jazz singer and returns to her roots in “ Love For Christmas ”. Inspired by her idol, Steve Perry’s jazzy Christmas original, she presents her original for this holiday season. Composed as a witty letter to Santa asking him to come down her chimney and bring someone to hold her dear on that special night. Samsara’s “Love For Christmas” lets Santa know his elves don’t have to sing, she doesn’t need a diamond ring and he can save the turtle dove. Telling Santa she’s been good all year, hasn’t even been kissed, she proclaims she must be on his good list. Jazzy piano echoes behind Samsara’s richly-toned voice throughout the song. Sleigh bells at the beginning and end of the song give it a wonderful holiday feel to make the song a classic for many seasons to come. “ Love For Christmas ” is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and wherever music is streamed. It is also available for download as an MP3 on BandCamp, Amazon and iTunes. Singer-Songwriter Samsara’s new feel good “letter to Santa” Christmas song brings the feeling of a jazz standard to the holidays in 2022. It’s the song everyone will want to share with family and friends. Buy “Love For Christmas” at Samsara’s BandCamp link for $1 or take advantage of the 15% offer to own her entire digital discography. December 5, 2022 samsarasings.bandcamp.com Love For Christmas, by Samsara track by Samsara Original Link: https://blessthemicmagazine.ning.com/profiles/blogs/we-all-just-want-someone-to-love-for-christmas

  • Samsara -Radio WigWAM

    < Back Press Articles Radio WigWAM Best International Female Artist nomination - Samsara From 4,500 artists across the globe, Samsara was nominated for Best International Female Artist by Radio WigWAM (UK). Video recording of the excerpted Awards Ceremony and the Award Certificate are below. Original Link: https://radiowigwam.co.uk/

  • Samsara - EIPN

    < Back Press Articles EIPN "Love For Christmas" by Samsara Singer-Songwriter, Samsara, began her musical career as a jazz singer and returns to her roots in “ Love For Christmas ”. Inspired by her idol, Steve Perry’s jazzy Christmas original, she presents her original for this holiday season. Composed as a witty letter to Santa asking him to come down her chimney and bring someone to hold her dear on that special night. Samsara’s “ Love For Christmas ” lets Santa know his elves don’t have to sing, she doesn’t need a diamond ring and he can save the turtle dove. Telling Santa she’s been good all year, hasn’t even been kissed, she proclaims she must be on his good list. Jazzy piano echoes behind Samsara’s richly-toned voice throughout the song. Sleigh bells at the beginning and end of the song give it a wonderful holiday feel to make the song a classic for many seasons to come. “ Love For Christmas ” is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and wherever music is streamed. It is also available for download as an MP3 on BandCamp, Amazon and iTunes. Singer-Songwriter Samsara’s new feel good “letter to Santa” Christmas song brings the feeling of a jazz standard to the holidays in 2022. It’s the song everyone will want to share with family and friends. Buy “ Love For Christmas ” at Samsara’s BandCamp link for $1 or take advantage of the 15% offer to own her entire digital discography. samsarasings.bandcamp.com Love For Christmas, by Samsara track by Samsara ### December 5, 2022 Original Link: https://newmuziktoday.ning.com/profiles/blogs/we-all-just-want-someone-to-love-for-christmas

  • Samsara - ECMD

    < Back Press Articles ECMD "Love For Christmas" by Samsara Singer-Songwriter, Samsara, began her musical career as a jazz singer and returns to her roots in “ Love For Christmas ”. Inspired by her idol, Steve Perry’s jazzy Christmas original, she presents her original for this holiday season. Composed as a witty letter to Santa asking him to come down her chimney and bring someone to hold her dear on that special night. Samsara’s “ Love For Christmas ” lets Santa know his elves don’t have to sing, she doesn’t need a diamond ring and he can save the turtle dove. Telling Santa she’s been good all year, hasn’t even been kissed, she proclaims she must be on his good list. Jazzy piano echoes behind Samsara’s richly-toned voice throughout the song. Sleigh bells at the beginning and end of the song give it a wonderful holiday feel to make the song a classic for many seasons to come. “ Love For Christmas ” is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and wherever music is streamed. It is also available for download as an MP3 on BandCamp, Amazon and iTunes. Singer-Songwriter Samsara’s new feel good “letter to Santa” Christmas song brings the feeling of a jazz standard to the holidays in 2022. It’s the song everyone will want to share with family and friends. Buy “ Love For Christmas ” at Samsara’s BandCamp link for $1 or take advantage of the 15% offer to own her entire digital discography. samsarasings.bandcamp.com Love For Christmas, by Samsara track by Samsara ### December 5, 2022 Original Link: https://superstarcentral.ning.com/profiles/blogs/we-all-just-want-someone-to-love-for-christmas

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