Sam Himself’s ‘Never Let Me Go’: A Powerful Ode to Hope and Fragility

Indie-rocker Sam Koechlin, better known as Sam Himself, has teamed up with longtime producer Daniel Schlett for their latest collaboration, ‘Never Let Me Go’. The ten-track album is a stark contrast to Sam Himself’s somber debut album, ‘Power Ballads’, which was largely recorded at home as a “well-crafted set of atmospheric post-punk” (KEXP). ‘Never Let Me Go’ is a soundtrack for the first day after what looked like the last, fueled by the bliss of newfound personal connections and the thrill of going back on the road with his band.

The album is a bold-faced plea for hope in the face of fragility, with the tension between the two at the heart of the album’s theme. The record is a reflection of a reopening world where studios, stages, and dance floors can be shared again, but with the knowledge that it can all be taken away at any moment, as recent history has shown. Sam Himself’s second LP is a powerful ode to the importance of cherishing the present moment.

In ‘Never Let Me Go’, Sam Himself has created a powerful and vulnerable album that beautifully captures the complexities of hope and fragility. With its soaring melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and Sam Himself’s emotive vocals, this album is a must-listen for fans of indie-rock music.




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