Brooker, a performer and songwriter who rose to critical success as one
half of the celebrated duo Sam & Ruby, alters course with premiere
solo release Stay from the forthcoming self-titled EP. This
tune, penned by Sam and Brent Anderson, springboards Sam from the duo
and music business community back into the role of a solo performer with
a production merging the lanes of country and hot adult contemporary.
had some big shoes to fill after my project with Ruby was named
Associated Press’ ‘Album of the Year’, but I didn’t retire from the
creative community by any means,” says Sam. “Since the duo, I’ve
started a publishing company that had its first cut become Billboard’s ‘Top Selling Country Song of All Time’, Cruise
recorded by Florida Georgia Line. I also co-founded a music technology
company that automates the licensing of samples for producers and
remixers adding a brand new income stream to the entire music ecosystem.
Among those endeavors, I still had these songs that I wanted to bring
to life. That’s how we got to Stay and the new EP.”
a genre where one finds such variety as the EDM country of Keith
Urban’s latest tune to the rap stylings of Sam Hunt and the traditional
flavored tunes of Brandy Clark and Kacey Musgraves, Sam Brooker’s debut
single wedges a home on the pop, easy listening swing of the pendulum.
On Stay, Sam’s warm vocal sparks embers of Vince Gill
juxtaposed with 90s alternative and pop acts like Savage Garden and
Vertical Horizon. The lamenting lyrics that this Green Bay native emotes
culminates into a chorus with the lines: “I know you’re breaking my
heart, but I don’t want to lose you yet. It’s gonna kill me either way.
So why don’t you stay.”
Fan can purchase the single online now by clicking here and can expect the full project to drop in late October. To stay updated on Sam, visit the following: