Sam Austins is preparing to make an impact in the music scene. The Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based musician, model, and creative artist recently signed a deal with Atlantic Records and is preparing to release his new project this fall.
On June 4, Sam released "KILOS," a slow, euphoric track with a catchy plucked guitar that praises Sam's vocals. The song builds on an atmospheric guitar line balanced by lo-fi beats and seething melodies set against a distinct backdrop. Additionally, within the music, Sam does a fantastic job conveying his struggles, a theme found across several of his older releases and helps him stand out.
On Instagram, Sam noted that the story behind "KILOS" is of a boy deeply affected by his environment and the pressures of carrying the weight of his city. He further states that feeling trying to find yourself while staying safe is something that many kids also experience. He further adds that a kid down his block from him was shot and killed, and he always feels like that could've been him. This profound message translates directly across the music's spectrum, as you can hear his emotion and heartfelt lyrics.
Austins' narrative within "KILOS" is also visually powerful. So be sure to tune in and watch the music video below.