Press Play: Sampson – ‘Damned’

‘Damned’ is the powerful new single from Sampson. A complex and thoughtful single, the song tackles the common theme of being stuck in a relationship and the consequences of ending it. Taken from the just-released debut album ‘Dark Sky Night’, the latest single off the album was co-written by two of Sampson’s best friends at a song camp in Cape Breton Island, ” For me, the song was about whether or not I should leave somewhere and miss it, or stay while knowing something that would inevitably make me start to hate it.”

“I’ve grown up a lot throughout the making of my new record, Dark Sky Nights – I started writing some of these songs when I was 15 years old. It captures a point in my life when I went from being a kid to being an adult (sort of), which consisted of many existential crises resulting in an overload of metaphors about stars, the sky, and the night. Eventually, every question I asked ended with who am I? and why am I here? As transitional as Dark Sky Night was for who I am, many (if not most) of the songs on the record are about those closest to me. That’s what makes it so special for me – I get to keep the memories of moments with these people for a little longer.”

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