“As You Are” By Samia
Samia, has shared her new single “As You Are.” The track is off her forthcoming release Scout, due out, digitally on July 23rd & 12” & CD release on August 13th via Grand Jury. The EP closes with a pledge from Samia and featured guest Jelani Aryeh: “If you wait around a while I’ll make you fall for me / I promise” in their heartfelt cover of “The Promise” originally by When In Rome Scout, arrives ahead of Fall Tour Dates, both with Sylvan Esso as well as her own headlining performances.
“As You Are” revels in the preciousness of unconditional love and floats delicately with graceful vocals and steady percussion. Voicemails from her partner and parents appear on the track, adding to the song’s palpable yearning and Samia’s lyrics that are at once vulnerable, observational, and quotidian.
“I’m used to being around lots of people all the time so a year of quarantine forced me to consider which moments were truly meaningful and with whom. The chorus is a mantra and a response to the struggle to believe I’m worthy of love in a vacuum, that love can be pre-reflexive and worth our blind faith in it.”
“As You Are” follows the sentimental, shoegaze-tinged torch song, “Show Up” wherein Samia declares loyalty to the people she cares about most. It’s an ode to those closest to us, a reminder of the intimacy that was prevented in the previous year.
“It feels like a part two – it’s The Baby ‘s slightly older sister letting her know that everything is gonna be alright,” says Samia.
2021 Tour Dates:
8/22 – Accord, NY – Arrowood Farm Brewery ^
9/6 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield *
9/7 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater *
9/9 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley *
9/10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre *
9/11 – San Diego, CA – SOMA *
9/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center *
9/14 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom *
9/16 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *
9/17 – Austin, TX – The Moody Amphitheater *
9/18 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom *
9/19 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center *
9/21 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre *
9/22 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit *
9/24 – Chicago, IL – Schubas # SOLD OUT
9/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line #
9/26 – Kansas City, MO – Recordbar #
9/28 – Indianapolis, IN – Hifi #
9/30 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s # SOLD OUT
10/1 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall # SOLD OUT
10/2 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom # SOLD OUT
10/4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe #
10/5 – Washington DC – Songbyrd # SOLD OUT
10/7 – Columbus, OH – The Basement #
10/8 – Nashville, TN – The Basement # SOLD OUT
* w/Sylvan Esso
# w/Savannah Conley
^ w/ Pinegrove
Pre-order Scout by Samia HERE
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