Sam Wickens – Strange.24
"Strange.24" is an incredibly well-produced piece, with craftsmanship and power to give the listener a sense of awe; the feeling you get staring into a clear night's sky.
“Strange.24” is the deeply personal new single from indie/soul performer Sam Wickens.
This beautiful piece is a mesmerising look into the mind of this artist as he struggled with mental illness and the shock of emerging from the darkness on the other side. The hauntingly relatable lyrics bring out catharsis in the listener, encouraging empathy through its delivery.
“Strange.24” is an incredibly well-produced piece, with craftsmanship and power to give the listener a sense of awe; the feeling you get staring into a clear night’s sky. We are taken on an emotional journey as the main chorus hits us with the beautifully placed lyrics “Feeling strange, it all just went away”. You can feel the emptiness that Sam wants to evoke as if something is missing, even if that something was toxic.
“After fighting with mental illnesses for such a long time, the possibility of it leaving was a complete myth to me. Life without deep hopelessness seemed strange to me as I was accustomed to the black hole that was my normality”
While many elements of today’s media focus on mental health difficulties and its effects, Sam Wickens’ latest piece of art boldly highlights the aftermath of emerging out on the other side. Melancholy floods the entire track in a way that isn’t too heavy-handed, referring to the emotional antagonist as a fever playing dirty tricks. The song naturally gives any listener front-row tickets into the mind of this creator.
Not only has this single been released, but a brand new music video has also been released alongside it, directed by the wonderfully talented Danny Mills. The video is absolutely worth seeing, portraying the heart and soul of this story with stunning visuals.
Fans of Sam have much more to look forward to in the future. The artist has just announced that this single is part of a brand new EP titled “Watson”, due to release on February 5th, 2021. Not only that, but Sam has also announced his return to live gigs on the 1st of April, 2021, in The Workman’s Club.