Sam Sun is a singer-songwriter and producer, recognized for making relatable music combining carefully curated melodies with gripping emotional lyrics as well as his unique creativity in making mash-ups of various hit songs. Sam Sun began making music in 2017 having his first production, save me nominated at the ‘top Naija music awards’ for the category of best single.
Sam Sun furthered into mash-up contents – covering and blending songs together in both creative and entertaining fashion. In 2020 Sam released Remember When delivering two million streams across platforms with over 300K streams on Spotify.
Not Sad Anymore, Sam Sun’s Debut EP, was released in April. The project features 4 songs that tap from different genres. Not Sad Anymore is a body of work that has a variety of influences ranging from Afrobeat to Pop to dancehall to hip hop and it was executed tremendously. It features a series of changes with growth and starlight.
A stand-out track on the project is When I Was 18. On this acoustic pop record off his debut EP, Sam Sun employs soothing guitar riffs and melodious vocals on a tune that encapsulates the story of a carefree 18 year old. On the track Sam Sun looks back with bittersweet nostalgia at his teenage years. “When I was 18, life was cold, frankly on my own, running after gold. When I was 18, I took risks, fell back to my knees, but still didn’t call it quits” he sings as he sets the tone for the rest of the song. It’s a record that’s as tender and beautiful as it is vulnerable and universal. When I was 18 premiered on BBC Sounds and BBC Radio London and was featured on the UK’s Reprezent Radio, the Fat Steve show also on The Beat FM London and YouTube music curating channels.
The leading song on the debut EP Prime has been featured on Apple Music editorial playlists such as New Music Daily, Future Hits, Africa Rising, and Best New Songs. It was also featured on Pulse Nigeria’s Instagram among the Top 10 new future sounds. The EP was also reviewed by African Pop Culture Curator, Ameyaw Kissi Debrah who said the project is an “An impressive debut EP for an artist.”
Check out the debut EP by Sam Sun, Not Sad Anymore, below: