Born in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, and raised in Guelph, ON, Sam Drysdale was influenced by his musical family from a young age. Exposing him to all kinds of artists from Bruce Springsteen to Pink Floyd, it was at the age of 17 where he moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute and later moved to Nashville at the age of 21.
Through the creation of an ever-growing music catalog, Sam Drysdale is currently putting the finishing touches on his next EP, which is set to be released later this year. Giving his listeners something to tie them over as he diligently works at the project’s completion, we’re open to the distinctive melodies of “Dream About A Girl.”
Taking us into an array of musical elements that sculpt the effortless whimsy that is this newly released single, Sam Drysdale has us eating out of the palm of his hand as he pours passion into this sonic canvas. The slow tempo of the instrumentation flourishes in your mind as you grasp onto the seamless blend of delicate and prevailing components.
As Sam Drysdale’s inimitable timbres cast a soothing resonance in your mind, you can’t help but latch onto the intimate lyrics that are performed from a place of desire. Wrapping ourselves around the song’s narrative, Sam Drysdale takes us into a concept derived from a dream. As we hear the record progress as a conversation with himself, the alluring quintessence that is brought to life was inspired by a spirited dream where he was addressed by an angelic woman that bared the type of energy bliss originates from.
“Dream About A Girl,” takes the inner workings of Sam Drysdale’s mind, and incorporates an unfathomable conveyance of enchanting vocals that trickle deep into your soul. Configuring a resonance that is so well-thought-out, we appreciate the finer details that go into Sam Drysdale’s emotive soundscapes of beauty.
Thank you for joining us at BuzzMusic Sam, we love how the concept of “Dream About A Girl,” was fashioned. Was this your first time taking the powerful essence of a dream you had, and turning it into a picturesque record?
Yes, absolutely. To be honest, the idea of an artist writing a song in their sleep just seemed a bit too romantic/arrogant before this, but it actually kind of happened. I think there’s a lot to be learned from what goes on in our mind while we’re asleep and when you partner that confusion with the occasionally powerful visuals of a dream, you’re bound to be inspired. This was also the first time I’d ever truly remembered a piece of a melody when I’d woken up.
With the meaning of this song being rather personal for what you went through to bring the vision to life, what do you hope that your audience can take away from a song of this caliber?
With this new record we’ve just finished, my main goal is to introduce people to an entirely new side of myself. For me, a lot of that has to be accomplished through visuals and this song felt very visual. I also really wanted to start making more music with a feminine soundscape. Slightly softer, but more realized emotionally. I’m just hoping this serves as a good introduction to the new era.
Do you find yourself still tied to your roots in Ontario, Canada, or did the music scene in Nashville take over the way you produce your sound? Could you please share what the music scene there is like?
The only roots I associate any sense of attachment to is Toronto. I enjoyed living in Nashville while I was there, but Toronto is just IT for music right now. I’m very grateful to be a part of this community and to have a chance to leave my mark. That said, you’ll never have an easier time finding killer players than in Nashville!
We can’t wait for the EP release to come later this year! What can you tell your audience about the project and the themes we can expect to hear?
I still have a lot of love for my debut EP “VICELOVE,” genuinely. But this next project is going to blow the doors off. I think it is just objectively better in every way. Even the way I’m using my voice is healthier. Thematically it’s far more explorative and honest and I can stand proudly behind every song. When we went for an uptempo pop song, we did it the right way. When we wanted to explore a strange idea, we gave ourselves permission. That’s freedom. We’ve really tried to create an entire world with this one and I can’t wait to invite everyone in and pour them a drink.
What's next for you?
It’s time to pull the rabbit out of the hat. Once my foot hits the gas for this project, I have no plans on letting up. More music, more shows. Hell, maybe this record will make me enough money to make another.