IndiePulse Reviews: Dairy Queen Queen by Sam Levin
Sam Levin has been writing, performing and recording his music from a very young age. His first single hit iTunes, Spotify and YouTube when he was 10. Now, at 17, with three albums under his belt, he is still going strong. While touring the West Coast in support of his most recent album, A General Air of Regret, Sam wrote a handful of new songs. The first to be released is Dairy Queen Queen.
Literally written on the road somewhere between Vancouver and Portland, Dairy Queen Queen started as a “finger-picking chord progression that had a really cool vibe and energy,” according to Levin. “We stopped at a rest stop and I noticed this girl in passing, fell in love, bought something to drink, and then they gave me my change all in nickels. Back in the car that song almost wrote itself. ‘Dairy Queen Queen’ was born and I performed it that night 2 hours after I wrote it.”
Dairy Queen Queen by Sam Levin is reminiscent of the days of Bob Dylan and the folk artists that imbued the singer / songwriter of the people, an with a Simon and Garfunkel gentle appeal it is hypnotic and mesmerizing, I would feel this track is of the possibility of finding a innocent love in the least expected places, of a fair haired, doe eyed girl just getting by and in her own special way, a beauty beyond expectations.
Sam Levin performed this in a video recently released to his YouTube channel, a video of him, and his guitar, and a dim lit stage, yet if you close your eyes, the music takes you to a vastly different place, a romantic vision of a young man in an Ice cream shop, looking at a girl, and seeing the good life in the theater of his mind, in in the time it takes to finish a Sunday, he has wed her, had a family and they have gown old and happy together.
Find it on Sam’s website, www.thesamlevin.com, or Spotify, Apple Music and wherever else digital music is sold or streamed.
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