Samantha Fish announces new album, Faster, releases explosive first single, Twisted Ambition

Samantha Fish performs at the Suwannee Roots Revival music festival on October 13, 2018 in Live Oak, Florida
(Image credit: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

Samantha Fish is, for our money, one of the best blues guitarists working today, and now she's back with a new album, Faster.

The follow-up to 2019's fantastic Kill or Be Kind, Faster was produced by Martin Kierszenbaum and features Last Bandoleros bassist Diego Navaira and former Guns N' Roses and Nine Inch Nails drummer Josh Freese.

You can check out the album's first single, Twisted Ambition, and its cathartically explosive music video, below.

"It’s about flipping the power structure, the power dynamic, in your life," Fish said of the song. "The world or a personal figure might be putting you down; it's about taking control and owning your life and owning the situation."

"The whole record has a theme of taking charge and taking the reins, in a relationship or in life in general,” Fish continued. “I really thought that after 2020 I’d end up with a really dismal, bleak album, but instead, we came up with something that’s fun and sexy and so empowering.”

Faster is set for a September 10 release via Rounder Records. You can preorder the album here, and check out its cover art and track list below.

The cover of Samantha Fish's new album, 'Faster'

(Image credit: Rounder Records)

Samantha Fish – Faster:

  1. Faster
  2. All Ice No Whiskey
  3. Twisted Ambition
  4. Hypnotic
  5. Forever Together
  6. Crowd Control
  7. Imaginary War
  8. Loud (featuring Tech N9ne)
  9. Better Be Lonely
  10. So Called Lover
  11. Like a Classic
  12. All the Words

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.