Sam Johnson Shares New Single ‘Shoulder To Cry On’

British singer and songwriter Sam Johnson has just unveiled his brand new single Shoulder To Cry On, the latest single to be lifted from his brand new EP, Are We There Yet?, out now via Island Records.

Shoulder To Cry On follows the previously released gems Nineteen, Peter Pan and Changes, and is a powerful, reflective song about having someone from the past affecting the rest of your life. I am a big fan of Sam Johnson's distinctive vocals and emotive vocal delivery which soars beautifully over the infectious production packed with emotive piano chords effortlessly intertwined with cool guitar riffs, steady percussion and lush strings. I really how the song builds up in energy and burst into an anthemic chorus perfect to sing along to. Shoulder To Cry On is definitely one of my favourite songs off of this project and you can check it out below!


Speaking about the song, Sam Johnson said,

I wrote this for someone I was dating a while ago. It didn’t last very long, but it was nice whilst it did. It was the usual situation of someone from the past affecting the present. She had a lot of walls and didn’t want to get hurt again. I suppose the chorus’s defining lyric ‘When all you’ve ever known, has left you on your own, I’ll be your shoulder to cry on’ was an attempt to give her some comfort that I wouldn’t do the same. I don’t think it worked very well.

Speaking about his new EP, he said,

'Are We There Yet?' marks a definitive farewell to my childhood on both a personal and musical level for me. It's an EP that maps my recollection of a time gone by that I miss greatly and contemplate often. Written with both optimistic intention and wistful yearning, it is a body of work that sways in torrents of emotion that even I struggle to define or understand. On a musical level, it's been a part of my growth, but on a personal level, it's a much-needed bit of closure to a beloved time in my life that I need to leave behind in order to move forward. Are we there yet? I don't think so, not just yet, but I think I'm more at peace with the journey now.