EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Savage Smith 'Fake Nice' Premiere

EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Savage Smith ‘Fake Nice’ Premiere

Samantha Savage Smith is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter who is based in Calgary, Alberta. She has previously played with Lab Coast (Faux Discx) and Crystal Eyes and released two solo albums – Tough Cookie and Fine Lines in 2011 and 2015 respectively – and now returns with her third album, Fake Nice which will be out on 22nd April on Saved By Vinyl.

And God Is In The TV is delighted to bring you the exclusive premiere for the video of the title track from the forthcoming album.

Samantha Savage Smith says the song itself is “an ode to being bipolar, being a “loose cannon”, and battling feelings of self-loathing, all the while still having your loved ones love you and encourage you to keep going.”

For the video concept, Samantha “was inspired by watching one of my favourite Calgary drag performers, Queen Valerie Hunt, at a drag night I used to frequent called Queers for Beers (cute, right?!). Her energy and charisma are a force to be reckoned with, and I just really dug her thrifty, mod/punk aesthetic. She’s garnered a huge following in recent years, and also came second in a new drag reality series “Call Me Mother”. But luckily, despite her becoming the rising star that she is, Val was still more than down to be a part of the project.”

“The music is supposed to be this cheeky play on the ebbs and flows of being emotionally erratic and eventually breaking down into a state of psychosis – that’s the frantic instrumental bit, where I’d say we had the most fun shooting! Gotta love a strobe and a bad ass performer. Heather Saitz & myself fondly call this part of the video the “descent into madness”. But BLAM! The balloon pops and you come right back to reality. Perspective finally rears its head. Acknowledging that while you might be sick, you still have a whole lot of love to give and are still able to receive love in return.”

You can see and hear for yourself right here, right now but I defy you not to be pulled along by this energetic blast of sound, a delightfully contagious fusion of melody and harmony brought to even larger life by the visual presence of Queen Valerie Hunt.

Samantha Savage Smith is on tour in the UK in May:

Live dates:

May 5 – FOCUS Wales, Wrexham (12pm GlyndwrTV, filmed session @ Glyndwr University Campus) (tickets)

May 6 – FOCUS Wales, Wrexham – Ty Pawb (tickets)

May 7 – FOCUS Wales, Wrexham – The Parish (tickets)

May 8 – Manchester, UK @ Fuel*

May 9 – Nottingham, UK @ JT Soar* (tickets)

May 10 – Oxford, UK @ Divine Schism*

May 11 – London, UK @ Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes*

May 12-14 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

  • supporting Garden Centre

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