Hailing from New Jersey, singer/songwriter SAMMY KAY has lived the kind of romantic life that can only be found in song. With the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows, KAY returned to his home state after years in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, as well as traveling the world playing in and working for a myriad of bands (Gaslight Anthem and Bouncing Souls among them). Somewhere along the road in his extensive travels, he penned this deeply introspective new record. Pure, unadulterated New Jersey punk rock soul music, plain and simple. The Untitled record is a step away from his last, FOURTH STREET SINGERS, but shows all the growth after the last few years of heavy traveling. A larger sound with themes of growing up, sorrow and hope shine strong within these 10 songs.
Our old friend and collaborator Mr Kay sums it up best himself:
"This record stands the strongest in my eyes. Writing-wise, I wanted to keep the past in the past, and to not forget that I'm forever changing as a songwriter, growing and constantly pushing myself forward. I feel the songs on this record show exactly that. Me and the boys are real excited to get back on the road and are really stoked to show you all the new songs. We're all so proud of LP3, and can't wait for you all to hear it."
For fans of: Gaslight Anthem, The Hold Steady, Bryan Fallon, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Turner, Joe Strummer.
From the press gallery:
"Sammy Kay makes an old sound feel fresh, new and carefree"
"Whichever way he chooses to go, all of these songs come with a sense of instant familiarity"
- Punk Rock Theory
"…his endearing brand of soulful, but rough around the edges Americana is sure to turn heads."
– Indie Pulse
"at some point in every music fans' life, we fall in love with a complete stranger because of the way they hold a guitar, or they way they sing those sad songs that get you right in the ticker. Sammy Kay is one of those people."
– Infectious Magazine