Samantha Crain “Pick Apart” – grabbing life by the lapels

Mindfulness, that’s a word that’s quite in vogue these days. Living in the moment.  Or, instead, you could live and relive every moment of your life, endlessly.  Samantha Crain makes something of that suggestion on her new single, released in advance of her upcoming UK tour supporting The Staves – dates a little further down.  Samantha Crain has provided an insight into her song: “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.”

Those tour dates are:

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)

And… there’s also a video for the new song that Samantha Crain self-produced, it’s pretty good and you can see it here (but, hey, just don’t rat me out to the Video Editor, ok?).


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About Jonathan Aird 1597 Articles
Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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