Brooklyn’s SAMIA arrives with a tender, resonant debut amidst the bleak winter; her voice a bittersweet siren to guide you through the harsh highs and lows of the season. At 21, she carries a relatable sincerity far beyond her modest years, despite ‘Django’ exploring teenage angst and sorrow.
This does’t, however take away from her soulful opus which is delivered with confidence and grace. Similarly to other recent songwriters in their early years, SAMIA focuses on the more primal instincts of her listeners’ emotional clutches, showing beautiful refrain and simplicity armed with only a piano. The result leaves ‘Django’ with undeniable sense of poignancy and bite.