"Samantha Farrell is proving once again that she’s Boston’s best kept secret with her new album September Sun. Her songwriting shines and her voice drips with soul and emotion."
- Jess Phaneuf, WUMB
"Farrell, here more than ever, evokes the numbing swell of island rum, with September Sun again showcasing her capacity to weave lyrical rigor with sumptuous abandon.
Paying homage to love and landscape, September Sun is, in ways, similar to Farrell’s past work. Yet, there is something new here, something darker and more sinuous, blooming like black ink in water. On tracks like 'Heavy Hangs the Crown' and 'Lover’s Prayer' we hear a voice of dusk and smoke in conflict with the very ghosts their convergence has birthed.
This is an album undaunted by either the perils of growth, or the beauty that stems from its realization."
- Ben Evans, Fogged Clarity
"You can hear the smile or sorrow in her voice, and the other musicians play with mastery... 'Lover's Prayer' is beautiful, reminds me of something Nina Simone would have sung, and would have probably wished she had written."
- Kimmy Sophia Brown, The Noise Boston
"One cannot help but be drawn into this singer-songwriter’s world."
- Bill Copeland Music News
"Farrell’s voice…well it's nothing short of phenomenal. It has an immaculate quiver to it that shakes you along with it as it waves across strummed guitars and string arrangements. Soft but incredibly impactful. Her hushed whisper may seem innocent and pure, but she spits fire in her honeyed-tone that is anything but. It really burrows into your core... One of the best female singers I have heard…ever. Her voice has got it all."
- Brian Carroll, Red Line Roots
released January 8, 2016
All songs & lyrics written by Samantha Farrell
#3 written by Samantha Farrell & Michael Valdez
#4 written by Samantha Farrell & Pete Durning
Produced by Chris DeSanty & Samantha Farrell
Engineered by Chris DeSanty at Melrose Studios, Arlington, MA
Steinway piano tracked at Studio V, Arlington, MA
Mixed by Pat DiCenso at Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA
Mastered by Mike Quinn
Album art by Mykim Dang
Samantha Farrell - vocals, flute, acoustic guitar on 6, 7, 10
Michael Valdez - piano, keys on 8
Erik White - vocals on 2, acoustic guitar on 1, 2, 3, 11, electric guitar on 1, 10
Laurence Scudder - viola on 1, 4, 5, 6, 11
Pete Durning - acoustic guitar on 4, 5
Jon Crowe - electric guitar on 5, acoustic, electric & classical guitar on 8
Keith Van Tutt II - cello on 2, 3
Mario Castro - tenor saxophone on 3, 9
Matt Murphy - upright bass on 6, 7
Jason Ennis - classical guitar on 9
Kafari - keys on 9
Ro Rowan - cello on 10
Ryan Fitzsimmons - vocals, acoustic & electric guitar on 1
Danielle Miraglia - vocals on 1
© Samantha Farrell 2016, Kitengia Publishing (ASCAP) All rights reserved.
Management: Artist Speak
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