Where are you currently based?
I’m currently based in Toronto, ON. It’s become my home over the last five years. We’ve been making good cocktails and good music.
How did you first start playing music?
I started playing music when I was 15. I have two musical parents and originally viciously rejected playing any instruments/being musical. I found it naturally when I got into my early teens and ironically became really inspired by all the music my parents had played around me. Pink Floyd, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Carol King – that’s what I grew up listening to.
What’s been happening recently?
Publicly, nothing. Behind closed doors, the creation of an entire world. We’ve been redefining what “Sam Drysdale,” means artistically. I have love for my debut EP “Vicelove,” but it didn’t fulfill me. The project we’ve just finished was truly synthesized in my blood.
Your new single “Dream About a Girl” is out on August 25th, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
The soundscape you’re hearing is the brainchild of super-producers Andrew Martino and Joey Verskotzi. We wanted to capture something that had lyrical weight but also some tempo. The idea for the song actually came to me in a dream that caused me to question the relationship I was in at the time.
How did you go about writing “Dream About a Girl” and what does the single mean to you?
I wrote this song with Andrew “Marty” Martino and Alexandra Soumalias on a day that I had no intention to write a single – it seems to always happen like that. We originally wrote the song with the mindset that it was a ballad but Marty insisted we put some thick snares behind the verses and the song really took shape from there.
Where and when did you record/produce/master the single and who was it with?
The record was produced by Andrew Martino (Toronto) and Joey Verskotzi (Los Angeles) and was mixed by Howie Beck. Mastering was done by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering.
How did you approach the recording process?
Honestly. The most important factor in the creation of this record has been relentless honesty. Lyrics are the world to me and making sure we had painted the picture as articulately as possible was crucial for me. I’ve also recently discovered how to be more laid-back in regards to my vocal delivery and it has given me a lot of space to experiment.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I try to keep my playlists fairly fluid but I think you’d probably find an overwhelming amount of; JP Saxe, Alexander 23, The Weeknd, John Mayer, James Blake, Talk, Pop Smoke, and 6Lack.
What do you like to do away from music?
I like cocktails with playful garnishes. Preferably in the sun and close to the water.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2021?
We’re going to begin introducing people to this world we’ve created. More music, more visuals, more live shows. The only thing I care about is making a deep stamp on this industry and showing continuous thanks and appreciation to my team for having my back.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
There is a restaurant in Toronto called Manita that I believe makes the best Burger in the world. From there I’ll typically end up at a dive bar. Usually Local’s Only or Laissez Faire (Toronto). The grungiest parts of Hollywood also have a special place in my heart.