7.16.13 - New Music - Sammy Adams & Mike Posner
Sammy Adams is a Boston boy, so you just know this is going to be a positive review.
I have always been a fan of Sammy, and though his career hasn’t quite taken off the way that everyone though it would (his mixtape/EP that he himself put out ended up peaking at #73 on the Billboard 200), his time may be nigh.
“LA Story” is the “official” first single off his upcoming debut full length. I put the “official” in quotations because we have been given several singles - some of which even got radio play - that never quite were the first of anything. In fact, there have now been four “official” first singles that might not even make it onto the final album.
‘I Wish’ - the album that is supposedly coming out at some point in 2013, though that will most likely get pushed back - is a pop/hip-hop affair, and this song fits perfectly. The summery tune is exactly what Sammy is known for, and it steps away from the electro-pop he had been playing with recently.
The song is nice enough, and Mike Posner does very well on carrying high melodies written by none other than Ryan Tedder, who also co-produced the track.
Ryan Tedder? Sammy’s label must really want this to happen. Best of luck - can’t wait to hear our Boston Boy on the radio!