Sam MacPherson Premieres “Stretch”, Announces New EP Powerlines

Sam MacPherson Premieres “Stretch”, Announces New EP Powerlines. The artists forthcoming album drops on April 14th via Elektra Records
Sam MacPherson photo by Maxwell Goldberg

Los Angeles-based indie rocker Sam MacPherson released the music video for “Stretch”, a hopeful track about the surprising yearning and pining for a lover one never thought they’d be able to do. The song, MacPherson says, is about “looking inwards and realizing your capacity for love and human connection,” and is perfectly encapsulated by its cathartic chorus and hooky lyricism. “Never thought I would stretch in ways I swore I’d never bend”, he sings.

With the release comes the announcement of MacPherson’s sophomore EP, Powerlines, arriving April 14th on Elektra Records, also including previously released single “Safe to Say.” The theme of connection on “Stretch” influenced the EP’s concept. “We’re more alike than different because we’re connected by things like falling in love,” he muses about the title. To support the EP, he’ll be embarking on his first-ever headline tour, beginning in Washington, DC, on April 17th. The heart and simple but effective lyricism displayed on the track, along with surprising earnestness and vulnerability, make his major label debut Powerlines a record to look out for.

Sam MacPherson
Elektra Records

1. Homesick
2. First Place
3. Stretch
4. Maggie Will
5. Play Dumb
6. Backseat (All I Got)
7. Powerlines
8. Safe to Say

Sam MacPherson 2023 The Powerlines Tour Dates

April 17, 2023 – Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
April 18, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe (Downstairs)
April 19, 2023 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
April 22, 2023 – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
April 24, 2023 – Charlotte, NC @ Amo’s SouthEnd
April 25, 2023 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
April 27, 2023 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
April 29, 2023 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
May 2, 2023 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
May 4, 2023 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
May 5, 2023 – Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room (HOB)
May 6, 2023 – Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock (HOB)
May 8, 2023 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
May 9, 2023 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
May 11, 2023 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
May 13, 2023 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
May 16, 2023 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
May 18, 2023 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
May 19, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

Pre-order Powerlines EP by HERE

Words by Sam Franzini


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