The mysterious and haunting, nomadic duo Samana has just shared their new song ‘Take Me In’, straight off of their forthcoming debut album due to be released sometime “before the waning of the year”. This is great news, first of all, because the song is a beautiful showcase of what this couple of British musicians/photographers are able to achieve through the sorrowness of Rebecca Harris’ voice and Franklin Mockett’s guitar and percussion clarity; and secondly, because it’s their first one ever to be trackable on Youtube; or any other form of social media for that matter (though they have and official website, they are nowhere to be found on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram).
For the last couple of months, and after traveling all over Eastern and Northern Europe on an escape van, living and writing songs on the road, Samana has been recording and releasing their music from a remote farmhouse (equipped with a dark room and an analogue studio) in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Dealing with topics such as grief, spirituality, nature, isolation and the occasional peasant encounter, their lyrics can be quite obscure and heartbreaking (“Now I’m walking down empty streets / with the blues like oceans in my hands”) and yet some how revealing and warming. Their first EP, released last September, is called ‘Requiem’, after all.
Along with their new song ‘Take me in’, and their previous EP, Samana has also shared their observational, short documentary film called ‘Montenegrin Worship’, where they capture part of their journey through these stunning landscapes and the bare self-exploration.
Furthermore, and for anyone looking to experience Samana’s appropriately intriguing on stage performance, they have an upcoming show in a yet to be announced location in London on May 5th.