“Making records is not that different from photography. You can focus in on one thing and make it big, or pull back to make it smaller and to include other objects in the picture.” –Sam Phillips
This week’s Top Tune is one of four bonus tracks to Sam Phillips‘ elegant 2013 album, Push Any Button available exclusively at samphillips.com.
“When I dress to go out, I usually end up taking off the jewelry I have put on…or the lipstick, or the belt, or the hat. I wish this sort of thing had occurred to me when I was trying to figure out Ask Me to Stay for the album. I kept thinking it needed more instruments, more overdubs, but it didn’t sound right so we didn’t finish it. When I listened again to consider it for an extra track, it sounded better when we took things off–especially in the beginning, to let it build.” continues Sam.
As usual, we love what’s been left in and the spaces in between. Another perfect portrait.Push Any Button is “A testament to an artist who is so capable of keeping you guessing every step along the fascinating way” – Pop Matters
Listen for more songs from this beautiful album in upcoming episodes of the new TV series, Murder in the First. The show is the latest from Steven Bochco and stars Kathleen Robertson & Taye Diggs. Sam also contributes to the original score. The show premiers Monday June 9th (TNT 10/9C).
Contact & Licensing info:
Sam Phillips is published by Eden Bridge Music/Some Kind Of Music, LLC (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth – firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing – contact: Sean McGraw email@example.com. Master controlled by Sam Phillips.