A huge thanks to all the people I roped into this project: we did it. 🙂 Robert sent me the final versions of all the masters for “Broken, Perfect” last week, and I uploaded all of them on Soundcloud on Friday. Here’s the link! https://soundcloud.com/samayaformusic/albums
My friend Maira (an amazing graphic designer) designed the cover, and captured the heart of what I was trying to convey incredibly well. Thank you!
I can’t believe it’s done. Strange mixture of emotions, relief (we made it to the finish line), happiness (OMG, I’ve released my second album!!), but also a very real sense of loss (what’s the point of my life now??). A part of me almost feels shell shocked, because we’ve been pounding the pavement so hard for a while to get the album done. I think this is what empty nest syndrome must feel like. 🙂
The next project is our show at Brick and Mortar on August 6th (Sunday). The date is coming up really fast; I feel like this crazy year’s been speeding by.
Wish me luck on everything else to come, and hope you all had an amazing weekend!
Had a blast last night playing at Monroe. Here are some pictures! So grateful to everyone who came out to support us. Thank you!!
Just uploaded a new track on Soundcloud! If you’d like see us live at Monroe, get tickets here: http://aftonshows.com/samaya.
Cycles went through several incarnations, and we had to go back to the drawing board and do everything over for this one. It’s funny how that happens to songs on albums sometimes. 🙂 When I released the first version of the track that Robert and I wrote, we really liked it. We listened to the original version a few months later and couldn’t stand it anymore and realized it was completely different from the album concept.
We’re working hard on the show now and time’s flying by; I can’t believe April’s almost over!
10/22 – at the Showdown, coming up in less than two weeks! https://www.facebook.com/events/816016245207659/
11/20 – at the Milk Bar
Dive deep into my new single “Love”.
New year, new music. 2015 was an amazing year for my personal music career. I released four new tracks and pushed myself to sing at more gigs in the city. Can’t wait to see what 2016 brings for my work and passion.
Music feeds my soul, which is why I love finding new hidden gems by truly talented artists. Here’s a countdown of the top 10 songs of 2015 that shaped me as an artist. Which was your most memorable track 2015?
The Billboard Women In Music Awards was this past weekend and it was just full of amazing talent. A night to truly embrace and celebrate the progress for women in the music industry.
From Missy Elliot to Selena Gomez to Lana Del Rey, it was night of superstar women all in one place.
Lady Gaga accepted the great honor of Women of the Year at the ceremony.
With her music, strong business acumen, sense of purpose, and avant-garde style, she broke through the music industry to be immensely successful on her own terms. Despite having gained so much fame and success, her approach to people and fans is down to earth and genuine. She’s heavily involved in giving back to the community and wants to make a difference. She’s truly an inspiring artist and role model.
New song Broken, Perfect has just been released and I’d love to tell you more about it!
With Halloween and Day of the Dead fast approaching, I thought I’d release a song with some creepy chords and undertones to get in the spirit.
“My Imaginary Friend” is a conversation between myself and my imaginary friend. The inspiration for the song came from a long distance relationship I was in that left me feeling desperate and lonely. Love is a complicated emotion and I often would pretend to have conversations throughout the day that, in reality, only existed in my head. The relationship was difficult and toxic and these imaginary conversations made me feel alive, living in a fantasy world I created and controlled. The lyrics were written during long trips and train rides and was an outlet to understand my feelings.
I’m sure many people can relate to this experience and I hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think in the comments.