Samm Henshaw joins forces with Atlanta-based duo EarthGang and heads to “Church” for his new single. The Josh Grant-produced track finds Henshaw reminiscing about his teenage years where he had muster up the energy to get up early in the morning to go to church.
The song is written from the perspective of a younger Henshaw and addresses the idea of finding one’s own identity within a religious household.
Speaking on the deeply personal track, Henshaw said, “This whole song came about from the struggles during my adolescence of having to get up and go church on a Sunday morning. Like most teens, sometimes I found myself in a constant battle with sleep during the service, or I’ll find my mother giving me the look of reprimand whenever I’m trying to catch a couple minutes sleep.”
He continued, “This song came pretty quickly – Arrow, Josh, and myself were playing around with some piano ideas and we came up with the loop. It reminded me of a classic gospel church riff and we were talking about our experiences of church growing up and the rest was history as they’ll say.”
On May 16, Henshaw will perform a headlining show at Electric Brixton in London.
Listen to “Church” by Samm Henshaw below.