Sam Morton Announces Debut LP Daffodils & Dirt

Sam Morton have announced their debut album Daffodils & Dirt, will drop on June 14th via XL Recordings and DSPs
SAM MORTON by Anton Corbijn

Sam Morton, includes songwriter and actor/director Samantha Morton and music producer and co-songwriter Richard Russell, Today, the duo have announced details of their debut album Daffodils & Dirt, the LP will arrive on June 14th via XL Recordings. On the album, the pair “built a deeply personal musical world that feels simultaneously intimate and delicate yet powerful and tough”. Daffodils & Dirt includes collaborators include Alabaster DePlume, Laura Groves, Jack Peñate and additional vocalist Ali Campbell (on “Broxtowe Girl”).

Despite a lifelong love of, and involvement in, music, Sam Morton is Samantha Morton’s first ever artist project. The collaboration came about after she appeared on Desert Island Discs in October 2020 and Russell happened to be listening. He was struck not only by her song choices (including a shared love of one song in particular: “I Remember” by Molly Drake) but by the way the music weaved through her lived experiences. The pair connected and corresponded, swapping ideas, sketches and stream-of-consciousnesses. Finally, months later, they met in the studio and engaged in a period of spontaneous, intense and open-ended collaboration, one which proved to be a cathartic musical process for both parties. Daffodils & Dirt, completed during 2023, is the captivating result.

Along with the news, Sam Morton today also release new single, “Let’s Walk In The Night,” from the album. A kind of spectral, otherworldly reimagination of UK street soul, “Let’s Walk In The Night” is accompanied by a video directed by Samantha Morton herself. Filmed on location at Nottingham’s annual Goose Fair, it’s the second music video Morton has directed from the project, following her video for (and lead role in) “Cry Without End” earlier this year.

Meanwhile, having made their live debut with a sold out show at London’s Below Stone Nest venue last night, Sam Morton have announced details of their biggest headline show to date. The event will take place at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London on June 20th with tickets available from Thursday, March 28th. They will also perform at this year’s End Of The Road festival among other festival appearances.

Sam Morton
Daffodils & Dirt
XL Recordings

1. Highwood House
2. Hungerhill Road
3. Purple Yellow
4. The Little White Cloud That Cried
5. Kaleidoscope
6. Cry Without End
7. Broxtowe Girl
8. Let’s Walk In The Night
9. Greenstone
10. Double Dip Neon
11. The Shadow
12. Loved By God

Pre-order Daffodils & Dirt HERE


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