Sam Setton is making a splash early in 2019 with his heartfelt and emotional music that has connected with fans from coast to coast. After a busy 2018 making his live debut at The Peppermint Club in Los Angles, opening for Robert Delong and Des Rocks in NYC, and signing with Paradigm Talent Agency, Sam Setton is setting the stage for an even brighter 2019.
Sam’s latest track “Gum” follows suit with lyrics that define the range of emotions from the blissful mania to the intense passion, and the fear associated with falling in love. When asked about the song title, Sam talked about how the first feelings of falling in love are “so amazing but also fleeting,” saying they’re reminiscent of “the burst of flavor when you first chew a piece of gum.”
“Gum” fuses warm electronic-infused production, heartfelt, R&B vocals and sticky sweet pop hooks, Sam is using his intimate storytelling to carve out his own lane in the musical terrain.
Our most recent Artist To Watch, Sam Setton just dropped his brand new single “Santiago” about a girl he met down in Chile while he was on a trip to Chile to connect with his mother’s home country and culture.
“Santiago” is the most meaningful song I’ve ever written. Although modern sounding, “Santiago” is actually a song 6 years in the making. It’s the story of an ongoing relationship I have with a girl I met while visiting Santiago, Chile 6 years ago. I had initially gone to Santiago to see family and learn about the culture and country my mother grew up in, but I ended up starting a friendship and falling in love with this amazing woman.”
“Over the course of the next 4 years we exchanged drunken texts and voicemails, knowing we couldn’t be together because of logistics, but still showing our love for each other. When I finally sat down to write the song, I found some voice notes we had exchanged, and it really brought me back to that time with her. I was overcome with emotion and wrote the song in a few days. It is for this reason you hear that very voicemail sampled throughout the song.”
Listen to Sam’s new song “Santiago” on Spotify below!
Grab a copy of “Santiago” on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along at his upcoming show on June 18th at Elsewhere in Brooklyn with Des Rocs! Grab your tickets HERE.
Sam Setton is New York’s newest face in music. His dreamy pop sound is exactly what we need on our Summer playlist. A self taught singer-songwriter with influences ranging from pop to hip-hop to electronic, Sam is blending the best of every genre to create his own unique sound. We love his smooth vocals and lyrics.
After releasing his debut EP last Summer to rave reviews, Sam is gearing up to have another Summer filled with new music! His new single “Santiago” is dropping next week and you can see Sam live on June 18th at Elsewhere in Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale now!
While we wait for new music, watch Sam’s music video for “My City” below!
You can pre-save Sam Setton’s new single “Santiago” on Spotify and pre-order your copy on iTunes or Amazon now.