Sam Johnson Shares New Single ‘Nineteen’

Following on from the success of his previously single Peter Pan, British singer and songwriter Sam Johnson is back with a captivating new single titled Nineteen, the follow up to his soaring single Changes.

The latest offering to be lifted from his forthcoming EP, Are We There Yet?, set to arrive in January 2021, Nineteen is a powerful pop song that combines warm and wistful aesthetics with a truly anthemic production.

I adora Sam Johnson's distinctive vocals and how they are packed with so much raw emotion, instantly connecting the listener with his storytelling. This is a song infused in nostalgia and sees Sam reminiscing about his hedonistic years at school. I am particularly fond of the intricate acoustic guitar riffs throughout the song and how they stand out in the rich production packed with tons of energy and euphoric texture that embodies the multifaceted feel that Sam Johnson has injected into all of his material to date. This is one of those songs that give me a boost of energy and the infectious chorus is absolutely perfect to sing along to. Check it out below!

Speaking about his new single, he said,

This one is a little more direct than the others. No hidden meaning here. It’s a very literal and biographical throwback to my fairly hedonistic last few years of school. My friends and I seemed far more focused on smoking high grade than we did on getting high grades and it certainly showed in our A level results. Still, they were some of the best days of my life, and this is a regret free ode to them. Interestingly though, I was born in 1995, and certainly not taking my final exams that year. The opening line ‘flash back to ninety-five’ can therefore be seen as a rare example on the EP where I gave myself artistic license to not be entirely honest, but instead allow some ambiguity because I liked the way the line sounded.