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Eden Samara has announced her forthcoming debut album, ‘Rought Night’.
Set to drop on November 1 via Local Action, the announcement was paired with the unveiling of her latest track ‘D4M’.
The album compromises of eight tracks which float between genres in their own unique way, journeying the audience from contemplative R&B to high-energy, pulsating club pop.
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On the record, Samara works with production collaborator Ryan Pierre, and there is appearances from names such as Call Super, Shanti Celeste, TSVI and Loraine James to boot.
“Rough Night offers eight scenes that through music tells my own ‘coming of age’ story,” reflects the artist. “I think well into our adulthood we still go through cycles of losing ourselves and finding ourselves again, so the album encompasses a cycle of growing pains, then coming out the other end where one might appear the same but inside something has shifted.
“The first scene opens on my headspace at the beginning of the album. The following scenes capture moments in time – falling in love, self-acceptance, loss, sex and sexuality, confusion, and arriving back at the beginning.
“This record was also an important part of discovering myself as an artist and how I make music. I wanted the album as a whole to sound a bit unpolished, like real people making music with little to no equipment and a lot of heart. It sounds like a bedroom record because it was me figuring out how to engineer, comp, and produce and the mistakes that come with learning. You can hear them all in the record and I’m proud of them.”
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“It documents producer Ryan Pierre and I making sketches of these songs together in Toronto, and finishing them with the help of new friends we met after moving to London. The album was created across these two cities in countless bedrooms and living rooms. We kept in moments of us talking to each other during the recording process, to bring the listener with us on the journey.”
Upon release, ‘Rough Night’ is set to be available both digitally and on vinyl, with pre-orders available now.
In the meantime, though, you can listen to dreamy, upbeat album track ‘D4M’ now – check that out here.
Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins