On the heels of his spring EP “​Slow Drugs​” (May 29​ , 2020), Swiss Brooklyn-based artist Sam Himself offers the first glimpse of his debut album, due out in 2021, with his anthemic new single, “​Cry​”.

Holed up at his quarantine rental this past spring, Sam started writing new material with the limited equipment he’d brought on the tour that never was. The resulting batch of songs forms the framework of his upcoming debut album and includes “Cry”, a soaring ballad that showcases Sam’s baritone climbing new heights against the backdrop of producer ​Daniel Schlett’s​ quietly dramatic arrangement. From a sparse, intimate beginning, the song gradually evolves into a sweeping hymn, its lyrics at once bitterly sardonic and authentically vulnerable.

Stream it here or buy the single on bandcamp.