Eden Samara’s Days EP has finally hit the airwaves, accompanied by a video for the title track. Forged as a pop-banger, the EP is underpinned by electronic beats, and showcases Samara’s classically trained vocals. It materialised through a host of creatives including engineer Matt Stevens (Bruno Mars, Young Thug, Keys N Krates), Sydney Galbraith, (Desert Fish Studios), artist and producer Jim Junior (Ralph), songwriter John Mavro (River Tiber) and techno producer and DJ Ryan Pierre.
A small-town girl at heart, Samara grew up in Nelson BC, and spent her days writing songs and performing in the choir. She was also influenced by electronic music, frequenting the underground rave scene. She has made a conscious effort to educate herself on the history and lineage of dance music, in order to use those musical influences in a respectful way, and is also inspired by artists such as Kelela, Dev Hynes, Teklife and Jessy Lanza, with parts of the album drawing from acts like Drexciya and DJ Rashad.
The video is an interesting exploration of the desire to find meaning in one’s life, in a time when we are largely dictated to about what we should want and need. “’Days’ has an overarching theme of “what is the right way to spend my time?” I wanted to talk about the universal desire to find meaning in life and create genuine connections with each other, in a time when our empathy has been dulled and the media dictates what an ideal life should look like. The EP looks at a recent slice of my mid-twenties when I had an existential crisis over this, and so did many of my close friends.” she says.
Days EP was certainly worth the wait, and if fans will certainly understand that Eden Samara’s sophistication as both a singing poet and a songwriter, has grown almost immeasurably. The EP delivers a beautiful musical equivalent of exactly what its title implies: the fleeting moments that go by when we are making other plan
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