“Lasting Friend” Samia

Samia, recently dropped the new singles “Lasting Friend” and “Paris. The tracks came to life in collaboration with producer Christopher Daly (Diet Cig, Porches), who helped instill the track with the austerity Samia had long intended. She adds “I went to Paris with someone towards the end of a relationship and spent the whole time failing to prove that I was European. I am not. Turns out it’s okay to be yourself, people will love you for who you are, etc.”

“Lasting Friend” finds Samia building an unlikely anthem out of a complicated high school memory. “I have this party anecdote about how the boys in middle school used to line up in the gym and touch my boobs. It’s as funny as it is difficult for me to grapple with, because it’s how I learned to measure my worth. I made a lot of friends that way and it’s hard to unlearn that routine; we were all trying to make sense of the roles we were assigned.”

Samia Tour Dates:
02-07 – Boston, MA – The Button Factory
02-14 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop *
02-15 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room *
02-17 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar *
02-20 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
02-21 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
02-22 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
02-24 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *
02-26 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre *
02-27 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 *
02-28 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East *
03-11 – 03-15 – Austin, TX – SXSW (Specific Dates TBA)
03-16 – Houston, TX – HOB Peacock Room *
03-17 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street *
03-18 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
03-20 – Denver, CO – Maruis Theater *
03-21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell *
03-23 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater *
03-24 – Seattle WA – Neumos *
03-26 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
03-29 – LA, CA – El Rey *
03-30 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah *
04-18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre #
04-19 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note #
04-20 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom #
04-22 – Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose #
04-23 – Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music Hall #
04-25 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol #
04-26 – Madison, WI @ Sylvee #
04-27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection #
04-29 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
04-30 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral #
05-01 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theater #
05-03 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall #
05-04 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre #
05-06 – Cleveland OH @ House of Blues #
05-09 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater #
05-10 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall #

* w/Donna Missal
# w/Hippo Campus