Slaight Music singer-songwriter Sam Drysdale, released his new single “Dream About a Girl” on August 25 via Cadence Recordings/Ingroov
es and all streaming platforms. The new single showcases Sam’s captivating vocals in a mellow track about dreaming of a girl you can’t seem to forget even after waking up.
“At its core, Dream About A Girl is a conversation I have with myself. Despite not normally being much of a dreamer, the concept quite literally came to me in my sleep. I had been encountering some tough times in my relationship when one night I had this incredibly vivid dream where I was being spoken to by an almost-angelic woman, someone I’d never seen before. What was strange was that the vividness came from the feeling of happiness and acceptance she gave me, not the dream’s visuals. I knew there was some real weight to whatever I was feeling because despite it being so fleeting, I still felt it in my chest when I woke up. Something so small but it caused me to rethink elements of my real-life relationship. I wanted to know more about this imaginary person,” said Sam.
“Luckily that day I was slated to be in the studio with Andrew Martino (Down With Webster/Honors) and Alexandra Soumalias. I told them about the dream, showed them some rough lyrics, and the song wrote itself. After a few ZOOM sessions between Toronto and Los Angeles, we had a song that we knew could help establish the framework for the entire project. I couldn’t be more excited to release it as an intro to our new era.”
Born in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, and raised in Guelph, ON, Sam was influenced by his musical family from a young age who exposed him to all kinds of artists from Bruce Springsteen to Pink Floyd. He moved to Los Angeles at 17 to attend the Musicians Institute, and later moved to Nashville at the age 21, where he collaborated with established producer-songwriters Davor Jordanovski and Paul Brown on a six track EP entitled The Fight.
Two months into the EP release, one of the tracks, “Dear Jane”, was anonymously submitted to Slaight Music’s annual It’s Your Shot competition, where he won first place, and furthered connections with the Slaight team. Sam relocated to Toronto, ON, where he continued to release more music, including his second EP, Vicelove, produced byThomas “Tawgs” Salter (Lights, Walk Off The Earth, Scott Helman).