It’s rare for artists to have the ability to infuse dreamy pop/alt-rock records with layers of lyrical and emotional depth. Sam Louis is one of those artists while still getting you on your feet and onto the dance floor. I would know from seeing him live at Rivoli a few weeks back and his CMW set at the Paddock to know his doesn’t disappoint live.
I like that Sam is starting to infuse the synthy bass glides into his current sound to bring a more cinematic wave into it. His undeniable vocal presence is already enough to carry a song alone but it looks like the production choices are headed to a next level.
Sam has been surrounded by music his whole life, performing with various bands, and production companies developing a wide array of musical knowledge and awareness. Music is his passion and he strives to share it with the world. He is a vocal graduate of the Humber College Contemporary Music degree program, and has been training in the music fields of jazz, classical, and contemporary for over 8 years. Through his time at Humber, Sam has studied with various musicians, such as Greg Wells (Adele), Rik Emmett (Triumph), Ian Terry (Celine Dion) and Denzel Sinclaire (Diana Krall), learning the ways of songwriting, performance, production, music marketing, and music business. Sam has also had the opportunity to work with London based producer/songwriter/programmer James Sanger (Madonna, U2, Phil Collins) and has rehearsed and worked with Toronto based Musician/Producer/Songwriter Alan Shiner (Pizza Pizza, Coca Cola, Mariah Carey and Drake). He was most recently approached by audio engineer Kevin O’Leary (Tragically Hip, Billy Talent, Shawn Mendes, The Glorious Sons, Walk Off The Earth). Sam Louis will be working with Kevin, recording and mixing his new EP “Hallelujah Nights” at Noble Street Studios in the new year.
Louis is constantly building his accolades. His original song “One” has just received an international licensing agreement through Indaba Music and he was awarded SingerUniverse’ best song/vocalist of the Month for his performance of his track, “Echo”. Sam has also co-wrote with some fellow friends and producers, having 3 original tracks on Indigenous DJ/ producer Classic Roots’ nominated album. These three tracks went on to win a 2015 Indigenous Music Award for Best Pop album of the year. He also had the honour of being nominated this year for a 2017 Toronto Independent Music Award in the BEST POP ARTIST category. Louis has been traveling back and forth from Toronto and Los Angeles filming music videos and playing at iconic venues on Sunset strip. His new EP is set to release this fall accompanied by two new music videos for songs titled “Chasing the Rush” and “Glory. Stay tuned for this exciting next wave of Sam Louis!
Watch the video for his latest track “This Love” below: