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Santiago – Sam Setton

Sam Setton gets evocative with his new single “Santiago”. Starting with what sounds like a personal voicemail, this song immediately brings you into the story Sam Setton is telling.

This message becomes the basis for emotional investment as a vibey synth supports a tightly written (yet frantic) verse.

The story develops- a man in transit, a long distance relationship, and a message that got under his skin. Sam’s vocals in the chorus is bare and emotional, resting on a pure falsetto that rings with truth.

“Santiago” is powerful in its honesty, strong in its writing, and intense in its vulnerable vocal style; it’s a privileged look at a heavy memory.

Nathan Irving
Nathan Irving (aka Nate Flaks) is a writer for WFNM & 1/2 of the electronic indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion.