Samia - Ode to Artifice
Samia first entered public consciousness in 2017, when the provocative single "Someone Tell The Boys" landed a spot on Spotify's "Badass Women" playlist. The NYC native has been on a roll ever since, releasing a slew of quality tracks that were as varied in genre as they were in subject matter. Shades of Regina Spektor at times, hints of Amy Winehouse other times. "Ode to Artifice," her latest single, hearkens back to soul and rock motifs of previous decades.
Speaking with to Consequence of Sound, Samia explained that "the primary inspiration for this song came from being in social situations and wishing I could perform the way I do on stage. We conceptualized, based on that feeling, a fictional narrative in which my everyday self is desperately in love with and pursuing my stage persona."