Getting to Know the UK’s Rising Dance Music Star Sam Dickinson

Sam Dickinson is a singer-songwriter from the UK who has been making music for over 10 years. His new single, Falling, is a dance-fuelled club anthem that is sure to get you moving. In this interview, Sam talks about his inspiration for the song, his creative process, and his plans for the future.

Sam grew up listening to 90s soul and pop music, and he cites artists like Everything But the Girl, Lisa Stansfield, and M People as some of his biggest influences. He started writing songs when he was 16 years old, and he released his debut album, The Stories That Occurred, in 2013.

Falling is the first single from Sam’s upcoming album, Collection: The Stories. The song is about the constant struggle to find happiness in relationships. Sam says that he wanted to write a song that would capture the feeling of being “stuck in a cycle” of unhealthy relationships.

The creative process for Falling was a collaborative effort. Sam worked with a team of writers and producers to create the song, and he says that the process was “really organic.” He is excited to share Falling with his fans, and he hopes that the song will resonate with them.

In addition to his solo work, Sam has also written songs for other artists, including RuPaul’s Drag Race queens Manila Luzon and Choriza May. He has also opened for The Feeling and Louise Redknapp, and he has toured the UK.

Sam is excited to continue making music, and he has plans to release more singles and an album in the coming months. He is also hoping to collaborate with more artists, and he is open to working in different genres.

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What is your stage name. Is there a story behind your stage name?
I perform under my own name of Sam Dickinson

Where do you find inspiration?
I find my inspiration through life and my experiences, they create the best songs after all, don’t they?

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
I used to listen to music in my Mum’s car on the way to school. She’d have her cassettes full of 90s soul and pop. Artists like Everything But the Girl, Lisa Stansfield, M People. All those artists shaped my taste in music.

Are you from a musical or artistic family?
No, I’m from a family who love music and I think that’s just as important.

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
Artists such as Anastacia and Paloma Faith really inspired me. They went against the narrative and were signed in their 30’s. They really helped change record labels perception of what artists over the age of 21 could offer.

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I learnt to sing through singing lessons, I was taught classically. I think it helped give me a really strong basis and strength to my vocals.

I learnt to sing through singing lessons

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
I’m sure my Mum said she went to see David Bowie when she was pregnant with me, does that count?!

How could you describe your music?
It’s pop music, it’s soulful, it’s dance driven.

Describe your creative process.
It really changes for each and every song. I love collaborating with other writers and find every writer brings something out of you that you didn’t expect.

What is your main inspiration?
Just experiences in my life, when I write I want it to be real.

What musician do you admire most and why?
So many different artists but I don’t think artists like myself would have a place if it wasn’t for George Michael and Boy George.

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes! My first album was a brass and horn driven and soul affair. My new music is more dance orientated. Funnily enough, my new single ‘Falling’ is released 10 years to the day since my debut album ‘The Stories That Occurred’.

Who do you see as your main competitor?
I don’t. We’re all trying to make the best music we can and that should be celebrated.

What are your interests outside of music?
Perhaps it’s a bit grim but I do love a good Netflix serial killer documentary!

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Well music isn’t my full-time job, unfortunately! My career is in HR, not quite as glamourous!

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Getting people to be able to hear your music, it’s so competitive and promotion and radio opportunities are so limited, you really have to try and maximise what comes your way.

If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Better and more appropriate royalties for streaming.

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
It’s about that constant struggle to find happiness in your relationships.

What are your plans for the coming months?
I have more new music coming this year along with an album called ‘Collection: The Stories’ to celebrate 10 years in the industry.

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
I’m keeping tight lipped on that!

What message would you like to give to your fans?
Thank you for sticking by me after all these years. It means everything to me.

Mister Styx
Mister Styx
My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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