JUNO-NOMINATED SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR SHARE GOSPEL-INFUSED SOUL BALLAD I’VE GOT A FEELING
WATCH/SHARE THE VIDEO HERE
NEW ALBUM THE RECKLESS ONE OUT NOVEMBER 20
AND AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
Toronto, ON – October 13, 2020 – JUNO-nominated group, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, released their gospel-infused soul ballad, I’ve Got a Feeling last Friday, and today share the video, premiering via Glide Magazine. Check it out here.
I’ve Got A Feeling follows the album’s first single, Don’t Have to Be – both of which appear on the band’s new album, The Reckless One, due November 20 via Gypsy Soul Records. The album is now available to pre-order here with an instant-grat of both singles.
“I've Got a Feeling is about the honeymoon phase of falling in love and the overall experience,” says Samantha Martin. “You are scared and vulnerable, but also excited and hopeful. The song evokes a moment in time when you had your first kiss, the first time and when someone moves your world in a way you didn’t think was possible”
She adds, “The producers felt that there was magic in my demo vocals that we couldn’t recreate when we hit the studio to record – so we ended up using my demo vocals for the final version – one take, one feeling.”
The Reckless One (Produced by Darcy Yates and Renan Yildizdogan) follows the group’s JUNO nomination for their 2018 release, Run To Me, and builds on the strengths and pure talent of Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar. The 12 tracks cover a lot of ground, including 12/8 gospel-infused soul ballads such as, I’ve Got a Feeling and Better to Have Never; funk inflected tracks like Love is All Around; stomping four-on-the-floor dance numbers epitomized by Don’t Have To Be; and the Wall of Sound influenced Sacrifice. Over the course of the album, the discerning listener will detect a variety of influences ranging from Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones and Otis Redding to Booker T. and the MG’s, and the Memphis Horns. One track – All That I Am – is even slightly reminiscent of early 70s Emotions. It is without a doubt that every track on this album is filled with powerful vocals and instrumentals listeners will feel in their souls and leave lasting impressions.
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s debut release, 2015’s Send the Nightingale, was a stripped-down affair consisting of Martin, her two co-singers, and two guitars. For 2018’s Run to Me, Martin elected to record her emotionally wrought material with an expanded band, augmenting the core of Delta Sugar’s gospel-infused harmonies with a full rhythm section, piano, organ and an ever-so-soulful horn section. The Reckless One continues in the same trajectory, further expanding the palate of sounds with vibes, mellotron, Wurlitzer, Hammond and Farfisa organs plus strings.
Send the Nightingale was a stunning achievement which garnered four Maple Blues nominations in 2016, was regularly featured on the CBC, topped the blues charts on Stingray radio and propelled the group onto the stages of all the major Canadian festivals and clubs coast to coast. Subsequent to the album’s release, Martin was nominated three years in a row as Female Vocalist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards. Continuing to build on the group’s steam rolling momentum, in 2019 Run To Me garnered another four Maples Blues nominations, a Juno nomination and paved the way for Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s assault on European club and concert stages. Starting with a blitzkrieg attack consisting of 42 club dates in six weeks in early 2019, three tours and a year later the group was being booked at a number of major European festivals.