Sam Casey grew up in a musical family, the third of five kids. They have been singing and playing music together for as long as she can remember. The Toronto-based singer/songwriter took guitar and vocal lessons for six years at Beyond The Beat music school whose focus is on artist development and producing original music. Sam began songwriting as journal entries. “I have been writing in journals since I was a child and, when I began learning the guitar, I started to think of some of those entries as lyrics to songs. The songs I am writing today mirror a lot of my past or present experiences whether it’s a break up, isolation, family issues, self-control or pure happiness. The most challenging aspect of songwriting is the vulnerability of the whole thing. I am putting my soul and feelings and heart into these songs and it is scary to put everything on the line.”
Sam listened to a lot of Fleetwood Mac as a child so Stevie Nicks’ voice was very enticing to her. She loves to dance and can imagine making music for people to dance to like inspirations Maggie Rogers and Dua Lipa. “I have learned so much from other artists. My most valuable take-away from songwriting is the ability to express my feelings. There is nothing in this world like writing a song that people can relate to and hold close. Hearing the reactions of fans to the honesty in the lyrics is the best gift that I could ever receive in this life.” One of her goals is to be able to connect with and learn from as many people as possible. Sam is passionate about her songwriting. She would love to expand her musical abilities, play for audiences around the world and make connections with different musicians while learning from different cultures. She is currently working on two EPs: one with UK producer Joe Thompson and one with Canadian producer Mike Schlosser.