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"Winsome songs delivered with empathic delicacy" - Rolling Stone
"Gorgeous and moving… with an authenticity that is undeniable” – The Au Review
“Her songwriting and astounding voice gripped me” – Timber & Steel
“Compelling, beautiful. She’ll take you on a journey home” – The Music
With the recent release of her new album The Water, Sam Buckingham has distilled an ambitious pilgrimage into songs that confront fear, convey heartache and celebrate adventure, desire and devotion.
The majority of songs were written over an eighteen month sojourn throughout Latin America, where Buckingham immersed herself in new cultures and varied pursuits; volunteering alongside Sea Shepherd on a turtle conservation project; working on a permaculture farm in a remote Costa Rican village, studying Spanish and acrylic painting in a Nicaraguan township and completing formal yoga teacher training in the south of Mexico. Arriving at each new place, Buckingham sought local musicians, street performers and creative collaborations, as songs were written in hotel rooms, on top of dense jungle mountains and every conceivable place in-between.
The Water became somewhat of an audio journal where subtle rhythms and the emotive language of Latin America sit beside fragile folk music, rousing Americana and pop-inflected hooks. There are fascinating surprises scattered throughout the record, while Buckingham explores the marriage of Australian folk with Latino influence – like a distorted steel pan bursting out from underneath a crunching electric guitar and heartbreaking harmonies – with the core of each song solidified by Buckingham’s
intricate storytelling and timeless voice.
Equally as powerful in full band mode or solo and acoustic, Buckingham's launch of 'The Water' has resulted in invitations to open shows for Australian staples Felix Riebl, Jordie Lane & Kasey Chambers as they launched new albums of their own.
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