RELEASES NEW SINGLE:
“MEETING IS A PLEASANT PLACE”
WATCH THE VIDEO
FROM NEW ALBUM:
– OUT 15th MARCH 2024 –
+ UK TOUR MARCH / APRIL 2024 & LONDON HEADLINE SHOW IN JUNE
Today, SAM LEE releases the first official single from his forthcoming ‘songdreaming’ album.
The new track and album will arrive ahead of an extensive UK tour throughout March and April. Tickets for all shows are on sale now here.
STREAM “MEETING IS A PLEASANT PLACE” HERE
“Meeting is a Pleasant Place” is a perfect, and expansive, introduction to Sam’s fourth studio album, marrying his well-documented ability to transform and translate traditional songs into a modern context with the album’s core desire to continue to widen and diversify his musical approach.
Partly sourced from an old Devon gypsy folk song, the track features the first recorded work from Trans Voices, a London based trans choir, who bring a gospel tinge to a song framed around Sam’s sonorous voice and a delicate building melody. As with all the tracks on ‘songdreaming’, the single was produced by Bernard Butler, continuing his work with Sam from the previous album release ‘Old Wow’.
As with much of Sam’s work, the track is steeped in the vitality of the natural world as he explains:
“To see it we must first sing it. The song calls in a new idea of companionship for the journeys we make and imagines what stewardship for the land could be today, inherently petitioning for a permissive ‘open for all’ state in how we understand our place in nature. ‘Meeting’ is an anthem for a future that holds a nature-centric ideology at its heart. It asks what equality could feel like within the custodianship of our common stories both ancient and modern, and what guardianship of a nature-enriched and nature-centred England, Britain and World could be.”
“Meeting is a Pleasant Place” will be available on all streaming and download services from January 29th.
The single will be followed by the release of the album, ‘songdreaming’, on 15th March 2024.
Sam tours the UK throughout March and April before returning to London for a hometown show in June of 2024. All dates follow:
SAM LEE – UK TOUR 2024
Friday, 15th – The Met, Bury
Sat 16th – Summerhall, Edinburgh
Sun 17th – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Wed 20th – Crookes Social Club, Sheffield
Thu 21st – Storey’s Field Centre, Cambridge
Fri 22nd – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Sat 23rd – The Glasshouse ICM, Gateshead (formerly The Sage)
Sun 24th – Old Woollen, Leeds
Tue 26th – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Wed 27th – Beacon, Bristol
Thu 28th – Philharmonic, Liverpool
Wed 3rd – Komedia, Brighton
Thu 4th – Quarterhouse, Folkestone
Fri 5th – St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Sat 6th – The Gate, Cardiff
Sun 7th – Turner Sims, Southampton
Thu 13th – Round Chapel, London
Tickets are now on sale, visit www.samleesong.co.uk for details and booking.