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Photo: Samantha Fish by Kevin King

Samantha Fish Turns Up the Volume, Embraces a Bold Rock Sound

on New Album Faster, out September 10

 Watch the video for electrifying new single “Twisted Ambition,” out today

Today, Samantha Fish has announced her new album Faster, set for release on September 10, 2021. The album (available for pre-order HERE) is the follow-up to 2019’s acclaimed Kill or Be Kind, and marks Fish’s first collaboration with producer Martin Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, Sting), who co-wrote eight of the album’s 12 new songs and helped the genre-defying guitarist, singer, and songwriter to refine her sound and strike out into bold new sonic territory.

Alongside the announcement, Samantha Fish unveiled the video for “Twisted Ambition,” the first single from the album, out today. Fish notes, “It’s about flipping the power structure, the power dynamic, in your life. The world or a personal figure might be putting you down; it’s about taking control and owning your life and owning the situation.”

Samantha Fish is at her rocking best on this new killer track that furthers her development as a powerful guitarist, singer and songwriter. She gets down and dirty with gritty guitar riffs and better-than-ever vocals. Fish proves to herself to be a priestess of rock with soul and groove.

Watch “Twisted Ambition” 

“The whole record has a theme of taking charge and taking the reins, in a relationship or in life in general,” explains Fish. “I really thought that after 2020 I’d end up with a really dismal, bleak album, but instead, we came up with something that’s fun and sexy and so empowering.”

Kierszenbaum, who contributed guitar, piano, keyboards, and percussion to the recording in addition to his production duties, enlisted an A-list rhythm section comprising legendary drummer Josh Freese (Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, The Replacements) and bassist Diego Navaira of The Last Bandoleros for the session. Hannah Brier contributed backing vocals while GRAMMY-award winners Tony Lake and Robert Orton engineered and mixed, respectively.

For Fish, one of the greatest joys of making music is the powerful exchange of energy at her incendiary live shows. “Anytime I play live, I just want to want to make people forget about everything else in the world and feel that same joy that I feel on stage,” she says.

In the process of creating Faster, Fish experienced a similar exhilaration. “There’s such a transformation that can happen in the studio when you really own that freedom to be creative,” she says. “I feel so charged up in those moments, like I can be whoever I want to be. It’s just me and these incredible musicians trying to make a piece of art that speaks for itself and contributes something new to the world. It’s never hard to feel inspired or empowered when that’s the mission.”

Pre-order link for Faster by Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish Faster album coverFaster Track Listing
1. Faster
2. All Ice No Whiskey
3. Twisted Ambition
4. Hypnotic
5. Forever Together
6. Crowd Control
7. Imaginary War
8. Loud featuring Tech N9ne
9. Better Be Lonely
10. So Called Lover
11. Like a Classic
12. All the Words

Samantha Fish’s Faster tour will begin on September 21 in Salt Lake City and will continue throughout 2021. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Samantha Fish on tour:

7/10 Fort Worth, TX Magnolia Motor Lounge
7/17 Murphysboro, IL Shawnee Cave – Revival Blues Soul & BB
7/30. Fargo, ND Fargo Blues Fest
7/31 Kansas City, MO Wine, Jazz & Blues Fest
8/7 Billings, MT Magic City Blues Fest
8/27 Fort Wayne, IN Sweetwater Pavilion
8/28 Lincoln City, IN Lincoln State Park Amphitheatre
8/29 Augusta, NJ Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest
9/5 Steamboat Springs, CO Free Concert Series
9/11 Bluesfield, WV Bluefield Blues Fest
9/17 Telluride, CO Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
9/18 Telluride, CO Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
9/19 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Opera

Faster Tour, Fall 2021
9/21 Salt Lake City, UT Commonwealth
9/23 Bellvue, CO Mishawaka
9/26, Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
9/28 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
9/29 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
9/30 Paso Robles CA Barrelhouse Brewing
10/1 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
10/2 Bakersfield, CA World Records
10/3 Carson City, NV Battle Axe & Tracks
10/7 Shreveport, LA Red River Revel
10/8 New Orleans, LA Fillmore
10/14 New Orleans, LA Howlin Wolf
10/15 New Orleans, LA Jazz Fest
10/26 Warrendale, PA Jergel’s
10/28 Fall River, MA Narrows Center for the Arts
10/29 Amagansett, NY The Stephen Talkhouse
10/30 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
10/31 Hartford, CT Infinity Hall Hartford
11/2 Buffalo, NY Asbury Hall @ Babeville
11/3 Homer ,NY Center for the Arts of Homer
11/4 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall Norfolk
11/5 Medford, MA Chevalier Theater
11/6 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
11/7 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer
11/9 Albany , NY Empire Live
11/10 Fairfield, CT The Warehouse
11/11 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/12 Harrisburg, PA XL Live
11/13 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
11/14 Richmond, VA The National