Capturing the spirit of America through his distinct musical style and compelling story telling, Boston singer-songwriter Sam Moss creates melodies that drape themselves dreamily over finger picked guitar, weaving together dream-like, vivid images in his potent spellbinding songs.
Since 2014 Moss has been on the road, touring regularly in whatever shape a venue may take, be it pubs, galleries, abandoned silos, living rooms and Newport Folk Festival.
His debut album Neon has been pencilled in my diary for release on the 2nd March, but ahead of this comes the record’s title track which releases today. It’s a gorgeous track defined by the delicate warble of Sam Moss’ vocals as they soar elegantly against a backdrop of intricate, finger-picked guitar and hushed percussion.
Talking about the songs on the new album Sam Moss explained: “I wrote many of them in and around Somerville, Massachusetts, where I live, and some in further away places, where I was out, looking back toward home. They come from the sensation of home. The feeling of rootedness. I eventually took them to friends who each gave them something more. Justine Bowe (Photocomfort), Benjamin Burns (Honeysuckle), Daniel Radin (The Novel Ideas), Michael Siegel, and Rachel Sumner (Twisted Pine). Thanks to them these songs have been turned into something entirely different. I find joy in them. Some might qualify as ‘sad’ songs but I do not hear them that way. I hope they offer a spectrum of feeling. I hope they give off a small amount of light. There are already many ways to spend a half hour and putting on ‘Neon’ is yet another. I invite you to try it if you want to.”
Neon is due on 2nd March, pre-order the album from here.