Multi-Platinum R&B Singer/Songwriter, SAMMIE Returns
Sammie is back, amid the global pandemic to lighten heavy hearts with his nostalgic brand new single, “Friend Zone.” In true Sammie fashion, “Friend Zone” is inspired by the R&B crooner’s true-life experiences. In the song, Sammie pours out his heart and silent frustrations to a female friend whom he deeply wants to explore a relationship with, but she’s got him stuck in the “friend zone.” The uptempo confessional hook openly confesses the R&B heartthrob ‘s love for this woman and his distress…”Baby, I can’t be your friend no more….(I love you), Girl it’s written, yeah it’s spiritual…(I love you). And I think it’s time I let you know….(I love you). But you got me in the friend zone, friend zone.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Sammie unabashedly reveals the story behind “Friend Zone”: ” ‘I’ve been a close friend to someone for over a decade, and we’ve never crossed that line, even though our friends and family even feel we are meant to be more than just friends. Maybe it’s the fear of losing what we have if we truly dived in. Or the notion that what if it’s just curiosity, but no true romantic flow there? So best friends we remain. I wanted to write about how always being there for her during her trials with her lover, and in life in general, makes me truly feel to the core. I’m sure many men can relate, as well as woman who’s friend zoned a man for whatever reason….I felt it would resonate.”
“Friend Zone” was written by Sammie Lee Bush and produced by 50 on the Pub.
The world watched Sammie grow up from a 12-year-old sensation into a record-breaking and multi platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and performer. In 2017, Sammie showed the world that he has fully come of age with the release of his third record and first independent full-length LP, Coming of Age [Star Camp Music/EMPIRE]. This body of work confidently transitioned Sammie in evolving into the artist he’s worked towards becoming for the past 18 years. “I was blessed to have a sense of stardom and limelight at a young age,” Sammie exclaims. “I was a little boy when I first entered the hearts and heads of fans. There’s a substantial difference in the man they see before them now. I’ve matured. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve had a lot of wins. I’ve had a lot of losses, which I’ve found lessons in. I’ve never taken my foot off the gas though. There were certain detours I needed to take to get back on the right road. Today, it’s beautiful to be on this path. I’m blessed, grateful, and humbled to be here. I’ve come of age.”
The year 2016 set the stage for his second album, in which Sammie delivered a bona fide hit with the I’m Him EP. The Shade Room touted the title track and it transformed into a viral smash with over 2.7 million Spotify streams and 1.9 million YouTube/VEVO views, between garnering praise from HipHopDX, AXS, Revolt, YouKnowIGotSoul and more. Sammie continued to constantly record, engaging his audience by personally previewing the writing process on Instagram. You could say his followers “executive produced” the music. He most definitely evolved over the course of these 13 new anthems. In 2019, Sammie proved that Coming Of Age was just the pit-stop to his next musical journey, and shot fire on all creative cylinders with the release of his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Everlasting. The project showcased Sammie’s rich and deep soundscapes and provided the perfect platform for impressive vocal runs and timeless R&B swagger. The atmospheric nature and infectious tone gave way to clever choruses and vivid storytelling, showcasing his undeniable growth, maturity, and progression. The new project Life As Such is healing, won’t be anything less than what every woman and man needs to hear to help restore their hearts and have hope.
Props to Sammie Always
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