Album Focus: Samuel Dobson

15 February 2016 | 4:03 pm | Artist Submission

"Samuel is a story-based concept album, with each track playing out as a scene from different character's perspectives."

Album title? Samuel

Where did the title of your new album come from? Samuel is a story-based concept album, with each track playing out as a scene from different character's perspectives. The main protagonist's name is Samuel and this is where the title comes from.

How many releases do you have now? This is my first official release, although I've released two mix-tapes previously under different names — FKVOL1(2012) and Shazza-T (2013).

How long did it take to write/record? This project has taken just shy of two-and-a-half years to complete. But I haven't been alone in this process — I've had a lot of help from some pretty inspiring people.

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Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? Around the time I began writing I was going to a lot of classical concerts, mostly to SSO and the ACO. The depth, complexity and elongated structures in that music was definitely a big inspiration.

What's your favourite song on it? Customers — I feel it's the most vivid and visceral scene, almost hard to listen to. Production-wise P Major kills!

Will you do anything differently next time? Definitely! But not because I was unhappy with how Samuel was made. It's just important to scrap all preconceptions about the process and tackle each project like it's your first.

When and where is your launch/next gig? 3 Mar, Slyfox. 

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