Will Samson has been a long standing favourite on Fluid Radio and one year after the release of full-length album ‘Balance’, he returns with the stunning new EP, ‘Light Shadows’. Will recently got in touch and asked if we would be interested in streaming an exclusive track (‘Rusting Giants’) from the release. We instantly agreed…
Since the release of ‘Balance’, Will has travelled across the UK and Europe, touring and sharing stages with Kurt Vile, Ólafur Arnalds, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Marissa Nadler, Shearwater, Pinback, Do Make Say Think & more – as well as his own headline shows.
However, it was personal experiences of a very different nature that shaped these new songs. During the summer months between completing and releasing this most recent album, Will unexpectedly found himself facing an extremely close & profound experience of death.
Following the aftermath of such a loss, he briefly retreated to India, seeking some time & space to gently reflect on the recent events. Travelling alone from the Southern tip, all the way up to the giant mountains in the North, this is where the first ideas of songs slowly began to form.
Fast forward to the summer of 2013, Will travelled to Berlin to begin recording these new songs with close friend, Florian Frenzel (who also helped to produce ‘Balance’). Using a small selection of tape machines (most of which had now broken since the previous year’s recording sessions) and home-made outboard gear, the two crafted away on the scrapbook of ideas until they emerged with this miniature collection of new music. The end result is ‘Light Shadows’.
Release Date: 25.10.13 on Karaoke Kalk
Upcoming tour dates:
03/11: Soy Festival – Nantes, FR
23/11: Explore The North Festival – Leeuwarden, NL
29/11: Red Shoe Session (live film soundtracking) – Nijmegen, NL
30/11: Le Guess Who Festival – Utrecht, NL w/ Ólafur Arnalds + many more