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Sam Handy – ‘Done’

  • 2 min read

A UK luminary bringing soul back to the mainstream, Sam Handy has been singing the blues with his contemporary neo-soul turned pop sound. Since making his debut a few years ago with the brilliant ‘Maple Syrup’, Sam has continued to impress, building an expressive alt-pop sound that has become progressively more exciting with each subsequent release. Armed with a style and sound that comes naturally to the up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Sam has become one to watch, and now, with the release of his new single ‘Done’, he’s geared up to take 2022 by storm.

His latest single and his first of the new year, ‘Done’ is a vibrant, explosive release filled to the brim with sprawling neo-soul jams. Dripping in funk-infused vibes and stark, honest lyrics, the single is a perfect example of how Sam can effortlessly craft modern pop anthems that shine with a unique ‘Sam Handy’ twist.

With a sharp focus on instrumental ability and songwriting, raw, minimalist production, and a central narrative that marries raw human emotions with poetic refrains, ‘Done’ artfully explores the dynamics of toxic relationships by fusing soulful melodies with a potent shot of vindication.

Speaking openly about the new single, Sam explained, “’Done’ is a resounding middle finger to toxic relationships. It’s a song about moving on and towards resilience. I took inspiration from the neo-soul genre for this one. Artists like D'Angelo have inspired a lot of my melodies and vocal harmonies. I love the laid-back tones mixed with that serious attitude; that 'back off' message without a lot of the hostility.”

A gorgeous release that holds firm to the pop world, while also carving out a wonderfully fresh path, ‘Done’ perfectly handles the dynamics, frustrations, and pain that linger within a toxic relationship, offering hope, solace, and a new perspective that can be all too hard to come by.

Score: 8/10

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