The Baby

Samia


The debut LP from indie pop upstart Samia is here on baby pink vinyl.  

09-01-2020

Nutrition Facts
VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Baby Pink Opaque
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
extras Lyric Insert
jacket type Single
label Grand Jury
mastering engineer Joe LaPorta
mastering studio Sterling Sound
pressing location Memphis Record Pressing (MRP)
release type New Release
By the Numbers

1 lp
format
2020
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
speed
300
total pressing quantity
12 inch
vinyl size
standard
weight

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Description

For Samia, the alleged effect of physicality on personal joy became an all-consuming source of stress: "For some reason the words ‘fit’ and ‘full’ have always felt mutually exclusive to me,” she shares. “I wrote this while I was living in the east village, so overwhelmed by the magic and culture around me and literally only capable of thinking about my fucking body. I tried to write this from the perspective of the person I wanted to be instead of the person who stares at her reflection in the window of Veselka."

The Baby delves deeper into such feelings, how long-held beliefs and the pop culture barrage shapes a person’s existence. The preceding single “Is There Something In The Movies?” likewise tackles how showy, feigned romance molds our own expectations of interpersonal relationships. Her insightful wordplay reveals not only the contradictions in people’s ways of thinking, but also the voice of an emerging lyricist with a pulse on the modern condition. 

While these songs explore Samia’s fear of being alone, they were lovingly brought to life with the help of her community. Many of her tourmates eventually became collaborators as she prioritized working with old friends and kindred spirits. Early demos of The Baby were workshopped with members of the band Active Bird Community, and the album was produced by Jake Luppen, Nathan Stocker & Caleb Hinz, the former two best known as members of indie-pop rebels Hippo Campus. Along with studio whiz Lars Stalfors (Foster the People, Soccer Mommy), Samia assembled a seemingly disparate crew, stretching from Los Angeles to Minnesota to New York, connected only by her trust and vision.

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The Baby
More Music, Less Stress
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