Sam Burton

Sam Burton Released New Single “Long Way Around”

Sam Burton
Photo by Jacob Boll

Long Way Around” is the second single taken from Sam Burton’s new album Dear Departed, which will be released on July 14, 2023 by Partisan Records.

A little while ago, I had two days booked in the studio to mix a couple of songs. I ended up getting all of the mixing done the first day and decided to try to record a new song on the second day. I wrote “Long Way Around” the morning of the second day. It’s a song about missed opportunities and the passing of time. The noble failure.” – said Sam Burton

Dear Departed, the second album from Burton, arose from a time of rebirth. In the last few years, the Los Angeles-based singer basically started over. He temporarily abandoned the life he’d built in LA to live in Utah where he grew up, moving again to hole up in a cabin on a rural northern California farm. Sam describes the album as being wracked with pain and loss, and he spends much of the time saying goodbye to a version of himself.

With production from Jonathan Wilson (Angel OlsenFather John MistyMargo Price), Burton achieves a sound that never descends into retro pastiche, but rather becomes an evocative echo, a dream of the past. Like Sam and his band are crammed onto the corner stage of a smoke-filled bar in a long-lost time. Exemplified best by lead single “Long Way Around,” smoldering melodies are met again and again with ripples of piano and swells of orchestration – headlined by Sam’s evocative, velvet-lined vocals.

Dear Departed is available for pre-order at the following link: HERE





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