SAM DICKINSON, “Wild Sun” (original and Handbag House radio edit)
Sam Dickinson has been high on my radar since the initial release of his album The Stories That Occurred back in 2013. A pop album that straddled ballads and dance-pop with a myriad of soulful influences , it sometimes felt like the second coming of Simply Red, and received a reboot a year later in a special edition. During that time, the Newcastle upon Tyne-based Sam ended up twice in my personal chart’s Top 10 with “Learn To Wait” and “When You Left Me”.
Sam’s upcoming EP, From The Glass House: Part One, is again equipped with both fine ballads and dance-pop, but veers away from 80’s flavoured soul in favour of 00’s styled songs that could easily be played at pop radio. So “Wild Sun” is the single released a month in advance of the album, and, with its chorus laced with effortless high notes, is the perfect lead-in to the album. It’s about breaking away from a relationship and making a daring move to learn to heal and be free, even if it stings a bit. In its video above, Sam brings the immediate expression of the song to life interspersed with scenes of a couple whose relationship is growing stale.
There are also remixes, and the Handbag House radio edit (below), available through Spotify right now but not yet for purchase, is a club DJ’s delight. “Wild Sun” becomes an equally uplifting but slamming house track with booming bass synths that will lift up any evening out. This style totally embraces Sam’s voice and dance music fans need to check it out.
Pick up “Wild Sun” on iTunes and watch for the release of the remixes and From The Glass House: Part One next month!