Sam Newton

by Sam Newton

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The debut release from Sam Newton is a 4-track EP recorded at Linear Recording Studios and Produced by WA-based Melvin Tree (Leroy Lee, Minus Circus). The included songs are an eclectic mix of Orchestral Folk and Americana.


released April 1, 2011

Produced and Engineered by Melvin Tree
Additional Engineering by Chris Vallejo
Recorded at Linear Recording Studios
Mixed by Melvin Tree at The Treehouse
Assistant Engineer Brody Green
Mastered by Kathy Naunton at dB Mastering
Artwork by Max Rolon 2011

All tracks written and arranged by Sam Newton
Except for Hold It Back, co-written by Samwise Hemmings
Samuel Azon-Jacometti - Piano
Oliver Baker - Flute
Courtenay Farquharson - Violin
Leroy Lee - Banjo, Stomp
Sam Newton - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Elsen Price - Upright Bass
Josh Schuberth - Drums, Percussion
Jessica Thompson - Vocals
Jason Walker - Pedalsteel


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Sam Newton Sydney, Australia

Sam Newton is a seasoned songwriter with a subtle, layered, storytelling power. He has the uncanny ability to find a direct line into the central themes of his music with a raw and poetic honesty.

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Track Name: Bottom of the Sea
Come down with me, into the ocean we explore
The bottom of the sea, an octopus's garden at our door
Travel through the dark, holding you I've never felt so safe
A school of angry sharks, I am not afraid no not afraid

The way that things are
Is more than comfortable
We've travelled so far
Its time to go a little further

Deeper down we go, until our cares are only left behind
Find a treasure trove, diving through the wrecks of sunken hides
Listen to the sound, the creaking pressure down upon our joints
The bubbles rising slow, disappear without a trace

I am happy down here
With the peaceful sound of nothing
With everything clear
I can safely say that I love you

Running out of air, this cave we've found will have to be our last
Returning to our ship, we slowly rise the light is getting brighter
But somethings left down there, can we go I need to know for sure
You just shake your head, in my heart is what you were looking for

I hold you close
You fall into my arms
Track Name: Find Me True
She had strawberry hair and the greenest of eyes, they drew me closer
Pointed this way she turned to the left whistling, I knew what she was thinking

She was thinking
I want more, oh what for

Left me quickly, I followed her home. Her perfume trail kept me holy.
Excuse me miss but I saw you there with a longing in your eyes and I thought "we could be something"

I could be something
Something for you, someone true
And I said, I need you to find me true

Like a knife through the back of her neck, stopped dead in her tracks
As she turned to face me

Think you know me by the way that I stare
Am I longing for a partner? Or do you just want to be there?

And she screamed I want more oh what for
Love is just a ladder, I'm starting to fall
Track Name: Hold It Back
Keeping to my beaten track once more
This is the road I take, you take yours
So I see myself the way I look today
Just give it time, all things will change.
They will change

And I say Hold it Back
Just pickin up the slack

Look aside as I drive further down the road
A rusted broken down truck all burnt out and old
Don't follow the signs out here they lead to your end
Following a beaten track with me as my only friend

And I say Hold it Back
Just pickin up the slack
Track Name: The Night is Intermission
There's an ocean flooding outside of my door and I don't want to be alone
The repetition forces me to pick up the phone. I'm not ready to start sleeping
I'm drifting further, closer to where you sleep
The night is merely intermission.
Natures static, a signal to bring relief
The night is merely intermission

I'm drowning

Close my eyes as I patiently wait to disembark. The painting seeping at the edges.
The splintered brushes carving history and shaping my heart. Its not over till its over.
I feel the cravings are crawling inside my skin
The night is merely intermission
I need to see you before the day resumes
The night is merely intermission

I'm drowning