Will Samson returns with new album and a series of European concert dates
After 7 years of consistent touring and new releases, Brussels-based Will Samson steps away from his familiar use of electronics and ambient soundscapes, to present ’Welcome Oxygen’. Consisting largely of guitar, voice & violin recorded onto tape – this is his most raw and direct work to date.
In Spring 2016, Samson left his native England and relocated to Portugal with the intention of settling indefinitely. Being of mixed Luso-Indian descent, the country served as something of an ancestral homeland for the British-born musician. However, the proceeding months proved to be a turbulent ride. This included an accident that resulted in two broken teeth, unexplained blackouts and two days in Lisbon hospital.
After only a few months, Will booked a flight to return to England. With two weeks left in the city & with the limited equipment at hand he began writing some new music.
In an unexpected flood of creativity, a new song was written & recorded during the first day. This came as a great surprise to the typically slow working Samson, who had spent two years working on the previous album, Ground Luminosity. 7 new songs emerged within a period of as many days.
’Welcome Oxygen (Day Five)" song (and video) premiere on the music magazine GoldFlakePaint.
And the album is available for preorder on the Talitres webstore.
Following the release of this new full-lenght, Will Samson will tour in Europe in the fall.
05.08: GENK / Absolutely Free Festival - BE
02.09: POUZAUGES / Festival La Colline A Des Oreilles - FR
09.09: MASSEMBRE / Deep in The Woods Festival - BE
13.09: HAMBURG / Häkken - DE
14.09: AACHEN / Musikbunker - DE
15.09: GENT / St. Elizabeth Church - BE
16.09: ORLEANS / Hop Pop Hop Festival - FR
24.09: PARIS / Point Éphémère (w/ King Creosote) - FR
25.09: BORDEAUX / Iboat (w/ King Creosote) - FR
28.09: BRUSSELS / Atelier 210 - FR
29.09: DUNKERQUE / We Will Folk You Festival, Les 4 Ecluses - FR
09.10: KÖLN / Club Subway - DE
10.10: DRESDEN / Societätstheater - DE
11.10: BERLIN / Monarch - DE
12.10: JENA / Cafe Wagner - DE
14.10: GÖRLITZ / Kühlhaus - DE
15.10: LEIPZIG / Nato - DE
22.10: EINDHOVEN / Dutch Design Weekend - NL
26.10: MIDDELBURG / De Spot - NL
19.11: LONDON / The Islington - UK