New Release & Tour: Samantha Crain – Pick Apart

Photo Credit: Lainey Conant

Samantha Crain has shared a new single, ahead of her UK live shows in September. Samantha follows last year’s A Small Death LP and the I Guess We Live Here Now EP earlier this Spring, with a new single, ‘Pick Apart’.

Watch the self-directed video below…

Samantha on the video: “My inspiration for the video was the movie, My Own Private Idaho. I’ve always felt that that film expressed a sense of need and belonging in the midst of drifting around and I feel that this song digs into those thoughts within me. Bits of that movie play with surrealism and those parts have always spoken to me as a warning….as if to say “don’t get caught up drifting through your own life, don’t forget to live”…so I wanted to pay homage to that movie in this music video…I directed it and wrote it, Rahul Chakraborty filmed it, and Shae Chakraborty edited it. We filmed it around Oklahoma City on a beautifully sticky, humid, and overcast day in July. (Locations include: Classen Motel, Cookie’s Bar, Oklahoma City Community College, and Lake Hefner).”

The track arrives ahead of a series of UK live dates in September, Samantha’s first since March 2020 and the release of A Small Death. The Choctaw musician will headline a now sold-out show at The Social in London on 21st September, ahead of a full support tour with The Staves stretching the rest of September and much of October.

Speaking of ‘Pick Apart’, Samantha explains: “I wrote this song as a mantra to myself to keep the wheels turning and life moving even through the times of weakening quicksand. I can’t always keep momentum and joy. I’m not always my best self, and that’s fine, but I wanted to write something to remind myself in those times of slow-down and of ‘stuckness’ to try and find at least a little purpose for myself, even if it’s something really small like cooking a meal or watching a great movie. I don’t want to be too hard on myself when I’m resting but, at the same time, I want to be in touch with myself enough to give myself little tiny pep talks here and there to just gently remind myself that this is my one life I’m getting to live.”

Samantha Crain live…

21st September – The Social, London SOLD OUT
23rd September – Bangwyn Hall, Swansea (w/ The Staves)
24th September – The Junction, Cambridge (w/ The Staves)
25th September – Quarterhouse, Folkestone (w/ The Staves)
26th September – O2 Academy, Oxford (w/ The Staves)
28th September – O2 Institute, Birmingham (w/ The Staves)
29th September – Grand Central Hall, Liverpool (w/ The Staves)
30th September – Galvanizers Yard, Glasgow (w/ The Staves)
2nd October – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (w/ The Staves)
4th October – Stylus, Leeds (w/ The Staves)
5th October – Wylam Brewery Tap, Newcastle (w/ The Staves)
6th October – Rock City, Nottingham (w/ The Staves)
7th October – Albert Hall, Manchester (w/ The Staves)
9th October – St. George’s Church, Brighton (w/ The Staves)
11th October – O2 Empire Shepherds Bush, London (w/ The Staves)
12th October – O2 Academy, Bristol (w/ The Staves)
14th October – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick (w/ The Staves)
15th October – Vicar Street, Dublin (w/ The Staves)
16th October – Roisin Dubh, Galway (w/ The Staves)
17th October – Empire Music Hall, Belfast (w/ The Staves)


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