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Sam Evian Releases Music Video for “Time to Melt,” The Title Track off Forthcoming Album

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Musician and producer Sam Evian releases “Time to Melt,” the title track from his forthcoming album, out October 29th on Fat Possum, alongside an accompanying video. Carried by its noodly guitar line and Sam’s honeyed vocals, “Time to Melt” emanates a fun darkness with an almost alien jazz feel. The song originally came together when Spencer Tweedy was interviewing Sam forMirror Sound, a book that delves into the people and processes behind self-recorded music. He asked to see an example of Sam’s writing process, and after firing up a drum machine, Sam wrote the first bars of “Time to Melt.” Of the song, Sam explains “If you’re familiar with tarot, I think of it as pulling the death card in a positive way. It’s like facing the idea of death, which I think everyone thought about a lot this past year, maybe more than usual collectively.”“It’s time to melt it’s what we do // If anything will comfort me // It’s knowing that we’ll be free”

The peculiar “Time to Melt” video, directed by John TerEick and filmed in the woods surrounding Sam’s home, elevates the song’s otherworldly vibe and offers a peek into Sam’s charm. Sam comments on the video: “I met a lonely alien in the woods and they taught me a jig. As the night went on they convinced me to try huffing some special kind of bug spray, which opened a wormhole vortex to another dimension.”

Time to Melt is a glowing set of soulfully psychedelic pop gems and a testimonial to the life and wisdom to be found when you give yourself the mercy of space. Following a brief decampment to upstate New York to create his last album, You, Forever, Sam realized he could no longer resist the urge to escape the anxious city life. So he and his partner split from New York City to build their refuge and Sam’s studio, Flying Cloud Recordings, in the Catskills. That reflective, relaxing environment shaped Time to Melt, an album of sounds so pleasant and compelling that you put it on and follow the slipstream. There are songs of celebrations, like “Easy to Love,” and tracks that reckon with the weight of our time, even when it sounds largely weightless, like “Knock Knock.”

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