Toronto, ON – July 9, 2021 – 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, 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." The delightfully anarchic and cathartic video sees Fish smashing things up - literally and metaphorically - as she asserts, "see me take your crown, don't need you," and declares, "twisted ambition, I'm in control." Watch the video for Twisted Ambition here.  
"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."
Faster opens on its spellbinding title track, a fiercely stomping number whose vocal hook states her intentions to "make your heart beat faster." Immediately making good on that promise, she follows it up with All Ice No Whiskey, a pop-perfect powerhouse she considers something of a dare. That defiant spirit also infuses Better Be Lonely, a fantastically freewheeling track graced with a frenetic guitar solo.
While Faster never fails to showcase the gritty vitality of Fish's musicianship, much of the album journeys into elegantly eclectic sonic terrain. One of Faster's most vulnerable moments, Crowd Control unfolds in delicate beats and shimmering keyboard tones, forming a dreamy backdrop to Fish's self-reflection. 
Featuring a guest spot from rapper/singer/songwriter Tech N9ne (who, like Fish and Kierszenbaum, hails from Kansas City), Loud drifts from doo-wop reverie to guitar-fueled frenzy. "He was perfect for Loud, which is a song about speaking your truth as loud as you can," says Fish. And on Hypnotic, Fish lays down a mesmerizing piece of R&B-pop, telegraphing unfettered desire in her seductive vocal delivery and lushly textured grooves. The album closes on a poignant note, with the stark and slow-burning ballad called All the Words. 
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."  
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.

See Samantha Fish on tour:
July 10 - Fort Worth, TX, - Magnolia Motor Lounge                                   
July 17 - Murphysboro, IL - Shawnee Cave - Revival Blues Soul & BB                 
July 30 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Blues Fest
July 31 - Kansas City, MO  - Wine, Jazz & Blues Fest                     
August 7  - Billings, MT - Magic City Blues Fest                 
August 27 - Fort Wayne, IN - Sweetwater Pavilion
August 28 - Lincoln City, IN - Lincoln State Park Amphitheatre
August 29 - Augusta, NJ - Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest                                  
September 5 - Steamboat Springs, CO - Free Concert Series                               
September 11 - Bluesfield, WV - Bluefield Blues Fest                  
September 17 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
September 18 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
September 19 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Opera
Faster Tour Fall 2021
September 21 - Salt Lake City, UT - Commonwealth                                
September 23 - Bellvue, CO - Mishawaka                          
September 26 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre                     
September 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
September 29 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
September 30 - Paso Robles, CA - Barrelhouse Brewing
October 1 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
October 2 - Bakersfield, CA - World Records
October 3 - Carson City, NV - Battle Axe & Tracks            
October 7 - Shreveport, LA - Red River Revel
October 8 - New Orleans, LA - Fillmore                             
October 14 - New Orleans, LA - Howlin Wolf
October 15 - New Orleans, LA - Jazz Fest                           
October 26 - Warrendale, PA - Jergel's                   
October 28 - Fall River, MA - Narrows Center for the Arts
October 29 - Amagansett, NY - The Stephen Talkhouse
October 30 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
October 31 - Hartford, CT - Infinity Hall Hartford             
November 2 - Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall @ Babeville
November 3 - Homer , NY - Center for the Arts of Homer
November 4 - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall Norfolk
November 5 - Medford, MA - Chevalier Theater
November 6 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
November 7 – Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
November 9 - Albany, NY - Empire Live
November 10 - Fairfield, CT - The Warehouse
November 11 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
November 12 - Harrisburg, PA - XL Live
November 13 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
November 14 - Richmond, VA - The National
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