Los Angeles jazz vocalist Samantha Sidley has just unveiled a noir Nigel DeFriez-directed video for the Inara George-written Song “I Can’t Listen.” Speaking of the video, the theme of which tackles struggles with depression, Sidley said, “It feels like a movie, an old French film, this woman riding in a car, gonna get the fuck out of town, she can’t look at herself anymore…”

As previously reported, Sidley is fresh off the September 13th release of Interior Person, via Inara George’s Release Me Records. She also recently shared the new single “Drive Like I Never Been Hurt.” The song, a cover of the Ry Cooder classic, holds a special meaning for Sidley who noted:

“I heard ‘Drive Like I Never Been Hurt’ for the first time on a long drive out of town. One of my favorite places to listen to music is on a long drive. It got stuck in my head and I wanted to listen to it all the time. I felt I needed to sing it. It was something I needed to talk about. This song to me is about saying ‘fuck you’ to all and any oppressive obstacles life throws at you. You don’t forget pain, but you learn to accept and move through it. Sometimes that feels like you are driving down the road in a convertible, tears streaming down your face, you don’t even know where you are headed but that doesn’t matter. You trust the destination. Even when you can’t see it.”

Interior Person is Sidley’s debut outing and includes the popular single “I Like Girls” which highlights some of the artist’s favourite musicians including Inara George, Alex Lilly, and her wife, Barbara Gruska. She noted of this song, “Inara and Alex and Barbara wrote songs that are all very personal to my story – they literally are my story – and from my lesbian perspective, which I appreciate so much. In addition to co-writing many of the songs here, and playing drums (masterfully) on many of the tracks, Gruska also produced Interior Person in a studio constructed in Sidley’s childhood bedroom.”

Interior Person Track Listing:

01. I Like Girls
02. Only You Can Break My Heart
03. Naked To Love
04. Butterfly In My Ass
05. I Can’t Listen
06. Listen!!
07. Rose Without Thorns
08. Busy Doin’ Nothin’
09. Easy To Be True
10. Interior Person

Upcoming NYC Residency Dates:

01/20/2020 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon (w/ Alex Lilly, RSVP)
02/06/2020 – New York, NY @ The Green Room 42
02/07/2020 – New York, NY @ The Green Room 42
02/08/2020 – New York, NY @ The Green Room 42

Artwork of ‘Interior Person’ by Samantha Sidley

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