The singer-songwriter explores the two disparate sides of Samson as inspiration on his new album.
Operating under the moniker Samson the Truest, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sam Geller doesn't so much compare himself to the biblical hero, but rather seeks to find a similar balance between power and vulnerability in his own music. It's an interesting idea, one he explores deeply on his forthcoming album Come Back Shane, and which you can hear on his brand new track "Afterall".
"'Afterall' is an ode to love, friendship, loss and what remains," Geller tells PopMatters. "It's a biblical adaptation of the death of Samson’s first love, and at the same time it locates itself in a present-day story of heartbreak and transcendence. “Afterall” is the first song on my upcoming album Come Back Shane. The song is produced by Scott Thorough, and features Xan Aird (Virgins, Public Access T.V.) on lead guitar, Jake Vest on bass, and backing vocals by Aerial East."
Come Back Shane will be released 2 October.