Indie folk and classic rock performed with passion and integrity are the signature sounds of young songwriter Sam Fletcher. Influenced by the acoustic greats of the ’60s and ’70s, and the folk songs of old, Sam’s acoustic music features skilful acoustic guitar and smooth vocals. On the other hand, his Rolling Stones inspired rock is characterised by singing guitar riffs and charismatic solos, infused with Sam’s distinctive and fresh ‘surf’ vibe. It is this blend of roots and vibrant, youthful optimism that lends an old-soul maturity to Sam’s approach and produces his rare and magnetising performance style.
19 May 2023
“Curious yet hopeful, ‘Little Village’ was written at a time when I felt less confident about my place in this world.” - Sam Fletcher
Sam wrote ‘Little Village’ with themes of personal exploration and growth at the forefront, thoughtfully intertwined within a recount of community, friends, and growing up in the small coastal town of Congo.
During the turbulent transition from the naivety of childhood, through adolescence to a more complex adult world, Sam notes being inspired by the diversity in our individual human experiences. The final line in the chorus asks the existential question, “Is my place in this Universe meant to be?”
“At A Sharp Studio, producer/engineer Matt Stewart and I were experimenting and trying to capture these old school tones I had envisaged in my mind.” - Sam Fletcher
Little Village was sonically influenced by old blues and soul styles.The track features Sam’s vocals and acoustic guitar, Russell Fletcher on bass and electric guitar and Tim Geldens on drums.
West Of The Mountains
Released October 2023
"West Of The Mountains" is Sam Fletcher’s sophomore EP. The collection features an alt-country title track, singer-songwriter ballads Little Village and Winter Leaves, and a nod to his rock roots with Keep An Ember and The Storm.
The EP marks an evolution in Sam’s songwriting story, as he explores themes of personal growth and development, the transition from childhood to adulthood, and navigating relationships.
The title track of the EP follows the journey of a young man on his quest to find existential answers. When our protagonist takes a chance at finding love, only to face the pains of rejection, he must learn to find peace in presence and contentment within himself. The result of this emotional exploration is a coming of age soundtrack, effusive with motifs of starry-eyed youth, first loves and heart ache.