Listen to Samm Henshaw's new single, 'Our Love'
Samm Henshaw has premiered new single 'Our Love', which is available immediately when pre-ordering his forthcoming second EP, 'The Sound Experiment 2' (impacting 15 July via Columbia Records).
Following a string of sold-out shows, the soulful 22-year-old will tour the UK in May - featuring London's Oslo on May 25th - before an extensive European festival run: this includes The Great Escape (where he headlines the Communion stage), and early confirmations for the likes of Live at Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, Afropunk Festival, Northside, Best Kept Secret, Werchter and Barn on The Farm.
Warm and effortlessly uplifting, ‘Our Love’ was inspired directly by Samm’s childhood growing up in South London, and the experience of his parents (who are originally from Nigeria). “I wrote ‘Our Love,” he says now, “about a story my Dad tells from when he first started dating my Mum: his family didn’t approve, but he didn’t care.” Musically, ‘Our Love’ is similarly independent-minded, twisting a broad range of influences (D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Frank Ocean, and the gospel greats) into Henshaw’s most infectious track to date.
‘Our Love’ is the first song to be taken from ‘The Sound Experiment 2’, the follow-up to Samm’s debut, limit-testing EP (which also saw him named a One To Watch for 2016 by the likes of Spotify, Google Play and Napster). With mainstream radio support across 1xtra and Radio 1 - Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart – Samm was also handpicked to tour with James Bay on his massive UK tour last year. Further tracks from the EP will follow shortly.
Sat 30-Apr: UK, Leeds Live at Leeds - HiFi
Fri 20-May: UK, Brighton The Great Escape (Komedia - Communion Stage)
Wed 25-May: UK, London Oslo
Thu 26-May: UK, Birmingham Hare and Hounds 2
Fri 27-May: UK, Liverpool Liverpool Sound City @ Invisible Wind Factory
Sat 28-May: UK, Manchester Deaf Institute
Mon 30-May: UK, Glasgow King Tuts
Sat 04-Jun: France, Paris Afropunk Festival- Le Trianon
Fri 17-Jun: Denmark, Aarhaus Northside Festival
Sat 18-Jun: The Netherlands, Hilvarenbeek Best Kept Secret Festival
Thu 30-Jun: Belgium, Werchter Werchter Festival 2016 - The Marquee
Sat 02-Jul: UK, Gloucestershire Barn on the Farm
Sat 16-Jul: UK, Oxford Truck Festival
Fri 22-Jul: UK, Cambridgeshire Secret Garden Party
Sat 23-Jul: UK, Liverpool Liverpool International Music Festival
Wed 10-Aug: Germany, Luhmühlen A Summer's Tale Festival
Thu 11-Aug: Germany, Haldern Haldern Pop
Sun 28-Aug: UK, Southsea Victorious Festival
Wed 21-Sep: Germany, Hamburg Reeperbahn Festival