With sass, spunk and candid reflection, Samantha Gibb’s “Sorry, Not Sorry” provides listeners with the very real pretense of sifting through the past while attempting to learn from it. Finding stability after a tumultuous past, the alt-indie artist sings unapologetically about the mistakes of her past and how they’ve helped her grow. “‘Sorry, Not Sorry’ is a song about growing up and growing apart from a relationship that might not have been good for you, but how ultimately the experience helped you grow,” she explains.
Versatile in essence, Gibb explains that the track is personally about the relationship she has with her hometown of Miami Beach, FL. Leaving the relationship for which she sings about open-ended, listeners are able to interpolate their own experiences into the narrative of the track and find their own meaning. The production on the song allows Gibb’s sultry vocals to shine atop an amalgam of ethereal harmonies. Creating a juxtaposition between bouncy bass and a soft keyboard melody, “Sorry, Not Sorry” strikes an intriguing balance genre-wise.
“I can’t tell, were you to blame or me?” she sings, “If me, I need to say I’m sorry, but maybe I’m not sorry.” In this way, Gibb is choosing herself and finding empowerment despite her turbulent past. With conviction, she finds that at the end of the day, maybe she isn’t sorry for where she might have been to blame. The mistakes were a necessary rite of passage to become the woman she is today. “I hope people can listen to the song and feel that although we don’t always make the best choices, we can always make better ones.”
Samantha was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida and now lives in Nashville, TN. Sam’s father, legendary Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, vastly influenced her life and her music. She has said, “Growing up watching my father and my uncles really set the bar for what kind of musician and songwriter I wanted to be.”
In 2004, after her father passed away, Sam partnered with Lazaro Rodriguez, creating M.E.G. Records/M.E.G. Productions (M.E.G. being the acronym for her father’s initials, Maurice Ernest Gibb). Samantha and Lazaro write and record for herself and other artists, releasing new music every year. They have a unique and versatile musical sound that blends perfectly with Samantha’s sultry vocals.