Having broken onto the modelling scene walking for the likes of Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger and Diesel, Devon-born London-based Sam Way has conquered the famous face, but is now fronting the challenge of mastering the famous voice. Despite a widespread career in modelling, more recently the up-and-comer’s focus has been on having his face plastered not on fashion billboards but on record covers, music his true passion.
The model-turned-musician released his debut EP, Architect back in 2015; a melancholic collection of tracks with a coming-of-age theme boasting lyrical depth and an unexpected maturity. Offering a reflective quality, the record maintains a clear classical influence, string segments complimenting alongside Way’s guitar capability. In more recent single ‘Last Page’ Way continued to deliver a warm vocal to romanitcal lyricism.
Just like with his modelling career, the singer-songwriter has been recognised for his musical talents both sides of the pond, participating in the intimate Sofar Sessions in both London and NYC, with plans to visit a sizable Turkish fan base later this year.
Way is self-taught – jamming with his guitar between the runway and editorial shoots – but doesn’t seem to be stopping there with regards to musical style, now one half of a collaboration set to smash airwaves with the dance anthem of the summer.
Working with fellow singer-songwriter Henry Dell, Way is due to drop new single ‘Pretty Liability’ next month, the duo having met whilst playing independently at the respected Old Queen’s Head venue in North London.
Way proves himself to be just as comfortable immersing his talents into dancefloor cuts as he is crafting emotive melodies behind a guitar. ‘Pretty Liability’ is a hook heavy summer tune with layered production announcing Way’s talents beyond just acoustic works. Introductions most certainly won’t be needed when this track drops April 21…
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