Dear Departed Sam Burton

Album info



Label: Partisan Records

Genre: Songwriter

Subgenre: Contemporary

Artist: Sam Burton

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  • 1Pale Blue Night04:09
  • 2I Don't Blame You03:51
  • 3Long Way Around03:59
  • 4Coming Down On Me03:01
  • 5Empty Handed04:27
  • 6Maria03:55
  • 7I Go To Sleep03:30
  • 8Looking Back Again04:51
  • 9My Love04:32
  • 10A Place To Stay04:22
  • Total Runtime40:37

Info for Dear Departed

Sam Burton’s upcoming second album, Dear Departed, was produced by Jonathan Wilson (Angel Olsen, Father John Misty, Margo Price) at his Topanga Canyon studio with some of the best studio players in LA. Together, Wilson and Burton achieved a sound that doesn’t descend into retro pastiche, but rather becomes an evocative echo, a dream of the past. In scope, it finds Burton using a far bigger canvas than on his acclaimed 2020 debut I Can Go With You, giving the emotions therein a new sense of urgency and intensity. Burton has a knack for mining pure Laurel Canyon AM gold. Pastoral string arrangements bloom in the background of Sam’s striking honeyed vocals - like a modern-day Campbell, Orbison, or Nilsson.

Sam Burton

Sam Burton
Apparently wistful, but plumbed out with mysteries of the fall, this Utah native now Los Angeles based, Sam Burton’s debut solo record, I Can Go With You (Tompkins Square, 2020) has generated expectant curiosities on both sides of the Atlantic. The ballad-centric offering will set you thinking of Bert Jansch, Tim Buckley and Gram Parsons, but for a wandering new generation looking to get engaged by something/anything. As he sings on Illusion: “That’s a pretty arrow, you know I need an illusion. I have no need for one like mine.”

Casting off a half dozen snakeskins from a long apprenticeship on Tucker White’s Chthonic Records in The Great Salt Lake City — Burton signed to San Francisco’s Tompkins Square after seeing that they were kindred about what music did and does. Burton also felt this instant connection with producer Jarvis Taverniere (of Woods, prod. Whitney & Purple Mountains) Recalls Sam: “Jarvis saw me play a set at Golddiggers with Justin Sullivan and offered to record me. We met and talked about it and he seemed to be on the same page about how to treat the songs. Jarvis pushed me to make some of the songs a little more accessible and would hear a hook in someone’s playing and have them lay it down. He has a great ear and would come up with great melodic bass parts on the spot.”

He spent a month and a half last year playing pre-quarantine guitar for Jess Williamson’s band all over Europe for her record, Cosmic Wink. But now things have become pretty quiet out of necessity.

I Can Go With You will be released October 30th “I think it’s good to show your work and let go of things so I’m happy it will be out. I wouldn’t say I expect anything from its release. It’s enough in itself to make music and share it.”

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