Written by: Mikala Lugen
Samantha Fish Releases New Album ‘Faster,’ Announces Extensive 2021-2022 Tour [Listen/Stream]
Award-winning singer-songwriter Samantha Fish has released her latest full-length album, Faster, via Rounder Records.
The new 12-track LP sees Fish join forces with super producer Martin Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow) and imbues her electrifying brand of good ole’ rock n’ roll blues. Kicking off with a fiery rock-pop album-title track “Faster,” you can hear legendary drummer Josh Freese (Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails) and bassist Diego Navaira for a powerful trio full of combustible riffs, visceral rhythms, and spine-tingling vocals.
“Faster” – Samantha Fish
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As a follow-up to 2019’s Kill or Be Kind, Faster was brought to life at Los Angeles, CA’s Village Studios where Kierszenbaum and Fish came together to capture the singer and guitarist’s captivating sound. Usually having to write a lot of music in hotels between shows, the past year off the road for the majority of musicians allowed to Fish to make up a lot of the songwriting on the new album in one place.
“[Kierszenbaum’s] track record was perfect for what I wanted to do with this album, which was to expand into different genres while retaining the roots I’d built in the blues world. [Faster] has a theme of taking charge and taking the reins, in a relationship or in life in general. I really thought that after 2020 I’d end up with a really dismal, bleak album, but instead, we came up with something that’s fun and sexy and so empowering,” Fish remarks.
From singing on substances in “All Ice No Whiskey,” to self-possession in “Twisted Ambition,” to confronting your demons and fears in “Crowd Control,” all the way to letting go a relationship on the album’s final track “All The Words,” Faster continues to thread her songwriting into relatable storytelling on eclectic sonic terrain. Among the 12 original tracks, underground hip-hop legend Tech N9ne makes the only cameo appearance on “Loud,” who lays down a sultry rapped lyrical verse mixed with Fish’s frenzied guitar.
Along with her new album, Samantha Fish has announced an extensive tour for the remainder of the year into 2022, kicking off at Salt Lake City, UT’s Commonwealth on September 21st. The blues-rock singer will continue throughout the U.S. in October, November, and December before heading overseas for a series of shows in Europe.
Faster – Samantha Fish