Based in Brooklyn, Miami born Sam Friend is releasing his third record, Spirit Mirrir, this summer. The album takes on the notion of natural dualities and reflects the singer-songwriter’s peripatetic nature. Performing live, new yet familiar colors coruscate through the prism of his post-folk troupe, Sam Friend & The Freckles.
Sam Friend’s in a world of his own — a ghost poet with lyrical wiles, undying melodies, meandering wordplays, and shaggy dreams. His songs appear like keen jewels in the dust, and enter your consciousness filled with juicy ambiguity, though fine-tuned enough to remain there and unleash all manners of firepower imagery in your mind’s eye.
Originally from Miami, Friend is shaking things up in the current post-folk movement. At an early age, he was strongly influenced by his West Virginian poet uncle, Larry Colker. He spent many summers in his uncle’s home state as a child, soaking in the surrounding music, which is where the “folk” in his sound trickles in, now carried by a voice with a distinct, high-pitched sheen of melancholy.