Sammy Brue – Crash Test Kid
Format: CD – LP – Digital
Label: New West Records – PIAS
Releasedatum: 12 juni 2020
“Music has just been a part of my life since I was very young – it’s been like my football or my soccer”, says Sammy Brue. “l stopped going to school to do it. Because I thought, if I could put seven hours a day into music, imagine where it’s going to take me…”. lmagine, indeed.
Since writing his first song at the age of 11, guitarist/singersongwriter Brue has released three homespun EP’s, his New West Records full length debut “l Am Nice” and the 2018 EP “Down With Desperation”.
ln the process, the Ogden, Utah native has been hailed as an ‘Americana prodigy’ by Rolling Stone, ‘wunderkind’ by American Songwriter and ‘one of the teenagers shaping pop’ by The New Yorker.
He already toured with the likes as Lucinda Williams, Lukas Nelson, Hayes Carll, Michael Kiwanuka and Justin Townes Earl. But these myriad accomplishments may have just been the setup for what is arguably his finest work to date, “Crash Test Kid”, which finds Brue truly coming into his own with a collection of songs that are stylistically diverse, musically dynamic and emotionally unguarded.
Brue has always been an artist seemingly wise beyond his years, but on “Crash Test Kid” he often gets at the heart of a matter or melody with just a simple but insightful turn of phrase or cleverly-picked guitar, mixing alt.folkcountry, indie pop and alternative (punk)rock.
02. Die Before You Live
03. Teenage Mayhem
04. True Believer
05. Pendulum Thieves
06. Crash Test Kid
09. Skatepark Doomsday Blues
l0. What You Give
11. Paint lt Blue
Sammy Brue – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Piano
Iain Archer – Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Moog, Double Bass Harmonica
Jon Kensington – Electric Bass, Double Bass
Matt Ingram – Drums, Percussion
Miriam Kaufmann – Piano
Kaden John Ward – Rhythm Guitar
Dave Lynch – Farfisa, Hammond
Eden Archer – Backing Vocals
Reuben Archer – Backing Vocals
Jasper Tilson – Backing Vocals
Strings arranged, played, and recorded by Oliver Kraus