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GET TO KNOW: Sam Harding
As an artist that has always looked to maintain a fresh and innovative approach to his work, regularly compared to the likes of Harry Styles, Joji, and The Weeknd on recent offerings, emerging singer-songwriter Sam Harding is back once again with his soaring new single 'Cry'.
Channelling a broad and progressive alt-pop aesthetic throughout his newest gem, 'Cry' makes for a brilliantly bold and impactful listen. With his broad and euphoric voice layered within vibrant production from start to finish, he is certainly looking to turn some heads with this one.
So with the new single out now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Would have to be drums, but over the last few years, I have fallen in love with electric guitar.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
I Grew up on Rock, bands like Def Leppard and Kiss, then into my teen years, I listened to a lot of Rap and R&B however, I listen to all types of music now.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Honestly, The “ Hoop-Dee-doo” Album by the wiggles, if I am being completely honest.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Slow dancing in the dark by Joji. That song is literally the reason I started making music.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new
To be completely honest, whenever soemthing really sad happens to me, I write a song instantly, like within hours, sometimes minutes after the event. My ritual or habit of writing is getting sad or depressed. Literally, the way I write music is the definition of sad boy hours. I also only write music in the dark. I usually cry while writing them, too, cause music is such an amazing and beautifully freeing thing.
Who are your favorite artists you have found yourself listening to at the
My Favorite artists are Joji, Jaden, Harry styles,The Weekend, and Kanye. However, have recently been listening to a lot of Elvis and David Bowe.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Honestly, The Weekend or Joji Would be my top two. Genuinely think my vibe and style would be a perfect opener for them.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
Emotional freedom. It literally has freed me from so much pain.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Honestly, sometimes while writing, i realize I haven’t let go of things or people, and that usually sucks, haha, but I guess in the long run, it’s actually a good thing.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Honestly, it’s super simple, but when I was first starting and was super nervous to start putting music out, one of my good friends, Christain Molway, told me, “ Who cares what they think? Just keep making you and keep making what you love.” That’s really been my motto throughout my whole music career. Just to keep making what I love and not get caught up in the distractions of the world and just tell them my heart and my story.
Sam Harding's new single 'Cry' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it below.