Sam Lee | Songdreaming
SUNDAY 07 APRIL - 8:00 PM
Mercury Prize nominated folk singer Sam Lee presents music from his new album Songdreaming.
Sam Lee is a highly inventive and original singer, folk song interpreter, passionate conservationist, and song collector. March 2024 sees the release of Sam Lee’s fourth studio album, Songdreaming. His highly-praised previous release, 2020’s Old Wow, was described as ‘A dazzling fusion of nature and song’ (The Observer).
Sam’s music has its roots in traditional folk song, but imagines it anew, creating a sound rich in melody and invention. His lyrics focus on the perilous state of the natural world, something that has informed his work since his debut. Songdreaming ranges from acoustic songs, to drone soundscapes, from the beautiful balladry of Sweet Girl McRee to the gospel tinges of Leaves Of Life, and the whiteout noise close of Bushes and Briars. The electric guitar and gospel choir propelled Meeting Is A Pleasant Place features the recording debut of Trans Voices, a transgender choir who recently performed a lunchtime concert here at Turner Sims.
Sam writes: I wanted to sing a vision of what a conversation between us and the land could be, to restore and inspire a practice of songful immersion in nature that brings with it healing, something we need now more than ever.