Samantha Fish: ”I’m finding modern tones to incorporate with the blues and rock ’n’ roll”

Samantha Fish
(Image credit: Kevin & King)

Samantha Fish’s seventh album, Faster, does just as its title suggests and takes things up a notch or two. The hooks are catchier than ever, the guitar work has yet more fire and, as the slightly provocative album artwork suggests, the record leaves the listener in little doubt that the Kansas City-born singer-songwriter is here to deliver straight-up swagger, with zero apologies. 

One of the overwhelming characteristics of Faster is that it in no way sounds or feels as if it were written in a time of global crisis, anxiety and restrictions. Says Samantha, “This is such a fun, exciting record and I really thought that it might go the other way when I first started the writing process.” 

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.