SAMIA – ” Scout ” EP

Posted: August 17, 2021 in MUSIC

New York-based singer/songwriter Samia Finnerty’s, 2020 debut album, “The Baby”, was a testament to her impressive vocal might, irresistible tunefulness and vulnerable lyricism, both clever and illuminating in equal measure. Drawing widespread acclaim from the likes of pitchfork, stereogum, npr, nme, the sunday times, and others, the album more than delivered following the promise of early singles like 2018’s “Django” and 2019’s “Ode To Artifice.” Samia spent much of 2020 in self-reflection, and she also made various life changes that left her feeling more earnest and centered. during this time, she wrote a handful of songs that make up “Scout” ep. while “The Baby” leaned more on self-deprecating humour, “Scout” was born out of a need to “honour feeling secure in what [she] had to say.”

The EP is packed with reverence for life’s ups and downs, but more than anything, it’s an ode to loved ones. the compassionate glow of this ep partially stems from her new Nashville surroundings, as well as her recent experiences “feeling genuinely loved, making new friends, and holding onto old friendships.” it’s reminiscent of that reassuring exhale in the mirror after an imperfect yet fulfilling day. as Samia puts it, “Scout” is “the baby’s slightly older sister letting her know that everything is gonna be alright.”

The ep title is a nickname of Samia’s, and it’s a fitting nod to the record’s benevolence. “my partner calls me scout,” she explains. “it’s just a word that implies bravery to me. I always picture a little girl with a sash and badges basking in her autonomy selling samoas.” whether you’re a girl scout trying to gain confidence or an adult who needs reminders of our inability to make everyone happy or the untold power of being there for someone, this ep is an unashamed loving nudge.

12″ vinyl version of Scout. Pressed on translucent white vinyl. Edition of 300. Shipping August 13th, 2021.

Releases July 23rd, 2021

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