We definitively love the music of Sam Morrow (http://sammorrowmusic.com) and his new album Ephemeral…
Discover more about it and its lyrics on our today’s interview….
RYL: We believe your album Ephemeral is one of the best we listened to in the last few months, what it does mean for you?
SAM MORROW: For me it’s a stepping off point. My hope is that this record is the first of many. I learned a lot throughout the making of this record, musically and not musically. Songwriting and honesty have a new importance to me and I just can’t wait to improve and write more.
RYL: How much of you is on the verses of its songs?
SAM MORROW: I’d like to think that the whole record is me. Whether it be experiences I’ve had or others have had, or things that I have felt or seen others feel, or things that I have learned or seen others learn, I think all these things are still me and my experience with being a human.
While I think that I am in all of these songs I think they’re very relatable and I want anyone and everyone to have their own experience with it.
RYL: How do you write the lyrics of your songs?
SAM MORROW: I don’t really have a consistent process for writing my lyrics. Sometimes I will start with a chorus and build around that and other times I will just start with the first line and keep writing. In any case I just write about what’s going on with me.
RYL: Let’s talk about “Old Soul”, what does this song represent for you?
SAM MORROW: This song is about severing ties in a romantic relationship. The specific relationship I was in I knew that me and this girl couldn’t be friends, we had to either be together or apart, there was no real in between. Sometimes you have to completely shatter in order to start putting the pieces back together.
RYL: Which is the best guitar you ever played? What’s your favorite guitar?
SAM MORROW: I’m not sure I have a favorite guitar I have ever played. I’m partial to Martins. One of my Martins was my first ever acoustic guitar and I have really beat it to hell. That guitar will always have a special place in my heart.
RYL: “Gone” is our favorite song, what do you remember about writing it?
SAM MORROW: I’m a daydreamer, and have a tough time being present at any given time. This tune is about just being physically there but not mentally or spiritually. I have trouble simplifying my songs, or thoughts for that matter, so I wanted to keep this song really simple and I think I accomplished that.
RYL: What is next in your career? What do you want to achieve?
SAM MORROW: Next for me is just playing a lot of shows and touring around as much as I can. I’ll more than likely start recording an EP at the end of the year.
RYL: How’s the Texas tour is going?
SAM MORROW: I’m actually on my way back now. It went really well. I love that state.
RYL: Tell us everything about “Sure Thing”………
SAM MORROW: This tune is about my struggle with impatience. Even though I know something is going to happen I still can’t wait for it to happen and want to expedite that process at any cost. In this specific situation I was sort of in limbo with a girl but was confident that it would tip my way. Even though I was confident it would tip my way, the wait was painful.