REVIEW album Sam Himself Never Let Me Go

It's All Rocknroll In Sam Himself's Never Let Me Go LP

Never Let Me Go

Sam Himself

Sam Himself, King of Tears, Fondue Westerner, Mr. Rocknroll... multi-talented Sam Koechlin goes by many names, so is the power of his huge, emotionally intelligent indie-rock sound.

Sam made his debut in 2021 with "Power Ballads" and over the years since then he's been contending with a pandemic, moving back to Switzerland, falling in love, stopping and then starting touring, and writing a whole other album. The result is his sophomore record "Never Let Me Go", the ten-track LP in collaboration with longtime producer Daniel Schlett (Iggy Pop; The War on Drugs) and mastering engineer Greg Calbi (David Bowie; Bruce Springsteen), featuring Chris Egan (Solange; Blood Orange) on drums and Josh "JD" Werner (Ghostface Killah; CocoRosie) on bass.

The album features singles Mr. Rocknroll, Golden Days, Never Let Me Go and Heartland which all share indie-rock and alternative elements that celebrates the promise of a reopened world whose studios, stages and dance floors we get to share again at long last.