Samia has shared a video for “Triptych.” The clip was directed by Fred Hechinger ( Eighth Grade ), and follows earlier singles “Is There Something in the Movies,?” “Fit N Full,” and “Big Wheel.” Samia releases her debut full-length The Baby on August 28th, via Grand Jury Music.
In the video, a ventriloquist dummy serves as the love interest of the singer-songwriter, who embraces and teases her helpless partner at whim. Her conflicting emotions match the dichotomy of the song, a peaceful, indie rock track belied by taunting, aggressive sentiments.
“I wrote ‘Triptych’ sobbing in a green room in Denver,” Samia shares. “I’d just read the story of Francis Bacon and his lover/muse, George Dyer, whose chaotic lifestyle served as Bacon’s artistic inspiration. George Dyer overdosed in the bathroom of a hotel room paid for by Bacon, who famously painted a triptych of his lover’s final moments. I had just been through a pretty tough breakup and felt I might be purposefully getting myself into dicey situations to justify my big feelings and write about them. ‘Triptych’ was a pretty blatant cry for help and an opportunity to confess my fear of being misunderstood.”
2020, saw Samia cover Liz Phair’s “Never Said” and Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You In The End.” The singer/songwriter played her first headline shows last year, including a sold-out Rough Trade NYC, with fans hanging on her every word, and self-curated the 8-hour mini-festival ‘Samia + Friends’ which had over 2,000 attendees. 2020, will see the release of her debut album The Baby.
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2. Fit N Full
3. Big Wheel
4. Limbo Bitch
7. Does Not Heal
11. Is There Something in the Movies?