Interview with Samara & new single 'Pull Up' OUT NOW
Australian born, contemporary Pop / R&B singer Samara returns with her newest single of 2020: ‘Pull Up.’ Samara has collaborated with U.S multi-platinum award winning songwriter: Mickey Shiloh and Canadian producer: Brian Whittaker PKA ‘Excel Beats’ (who co-wrote and produced the single: ‘See Me Shine’ for the Grammy Award Winning Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) on this project.
Taking cues and inspiration from the leading ladies in her genre including: J:Lo and Tinashe, ‘Pull Up’ features Samara’s unique vocal range, incorporating seductive influences, whilst creating a single that is a little bit soul, a little bit pop and a whole lot of woman.
It was in 2014 where Samara started to really make a commitment and dedicate herself to her music career due to the loss of her mother. This huge loss took a huge hit on Samara's life and her family and it was safe to say she was close to giving up. Samara picked herself up and got back on her feet with the mentality that you have a choice to continue to sleep with your dreams or to wake up and chase them and that’s exactly what she did.
In 2016 Samara released her first single: ‘Don’t Know’ featuring Sydney based rapper, songwriter and producer Mistah Mez which is at 316,000 views on YouTube. Samara's second single ‘Do Right’ was released in April 2017 totalling 212,000 hits, following up with her third single 'With You' in October 2017. In December 2017 shortly after the release of 'With You,' Samara then collaborated with US recording artist Calvin Ross, songwriter Danielle Kinoshita and True Knocks Productions to create ‘Dancing on You.’
In 2018, Samara begun building a relationship with Munich based producer Simon Blaze (who has acquired 62,590 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 16.9 million views on YouTube). Whilst working on: ‘Want from Me,’ Samara begun being both coached and produced vocally, by Melbourne based artist Olivia Escuyos, together with mixing/mastering superstar Eric Erickson. Since the release of ‘Want from me’ Samara has developed a long-standing friendship and working relationship with both Olivia and Eric who now assist with every project moving forward.
In August 2019 ‘Let Go’ was released where Samara collaborated with UK based producer FlipTunesMusic and Caribbean songwriter Darryl Gervais. The song has had radio Airplay throughout Korea and has been choreographed on YouTube by the well-known ‘En Dance Studio’ in Japan. The song has proven successful on Germany's RnB channel which equates to a total of 87,600 streams since August 2019.
Most recently, Samara was unfortunately diagnosed with COVID-19 and recovering has been extremely difficult. Having to deal with the virus on her own proved stressful and exhausting. Inadvertently, it has pushed Samara to work on her dreams and make the most of being isolated, whilst trying to remain positive. Samara’s new single: ‘Pull Up’ is her most exciting release to date. Throughout all of her achievements, Samara mostly hopes to make her Mum proud. Samara says: “I have my mother to thank for my drive, determination and love for music. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t even be pursuing this dream in the first place.”