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Stuck Under The Surface

Artist: Sam Johnson
Label: MADE Records
Impact date: Single: Out now/EP: 1 November 2019
ROTD featured date: Monday 7 October 2019

We say

Released at the end of September and featuring on Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, Stuck Under The Surface is the latest release from singer-songwriter Sam Johnson. It’s been something of a breakout year for the Shropshire-based artist after his previous singles picked up support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Radio X, plus a BBC Introducing Shropshire Track of the Month (August 2019) for Medicine For My Brain. Support has also come from streaming services with additions on leading playlists at Spotify, Apple and Deezer. Taken from his forthcoming debut Eastcote EP and produced with multi-instrumentalist Elliot James, this anthemic and emotive gem, recalling the end of a six-year relationship, is the perfect example of what to expect from the rising talent. Evocative melodies, gorgeously strummed acoustic guitar and powerful, yet vulnerable vocals. Later this month, he heads out on tour with Plested across Europe and will play Omeara in London on 22 October. This is, quite simply, music for the heart from an artist finding his voice and soul. Just brilliant.


Label: Per Mygland, MADE Records
Publishing: Michael Jarman, Closer Music Publishing
National Radio: Chris Slade, Blueprint Radio
Online: Lorraine Long, Longevity PR
Live: Olly Hodgson, Paradigm
Management: Keith McColl & Bex Redwood, Republic Of Music Management

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