Untidy Soul, the debut album by Samm Henshaw, has reached its official destination. Out now via AWAL, the 16-track effort first set course using “Still Broke” and its supporting video to steer the London native’s fan base to preferred streaming platforms.
Henshaw veered off on an exit and borrowed time from Tiana Major9, who appeared as the leading lady in the video of his follow-up single, “Grow.”
The payoff to creating buzz for his first LP won him a late-night television spot on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where he performed his sophomore single.
To celebrate the release of Samm Henshaw’s Untidy Soul, lend your ears to these five must-listen tracks.
Production-wise, this highlight, where Henshaw sings with certitude, contains an indulgence of throwback soul worthy of a Best Traditional R&B Performance nomination at next year’s Grammys, if submitted.
“Still Broke” featuring Keyon Harrold
Introduced as the set’s first single, this sort of modern gospel track, which adds a trumpet utterance from Keyon Harrold, possesses a tone of desolation that accurately illustrated Henshaw’s life at that time.
“Take Time” featuring Tobe Nwigwe
Not every song on Henshaw’s first LP steps years back to old-school R&B. This layered groove that weds its topical nature and lyrics of thinking clearly on fast-moving romance is a prime example.
“Thoughts & Prayers”
From various angles, this mediating track that deals in stepping in and offering solutions on universal wrongdoings will have those who’ve once been onlookers rethinking how they insert their voice from now on.
This dreamy groover is driven by a wedge of pride standing in the way of Henshaw and his lady resolving a romantic conflict in the early morning hours.
Listen to Samm Henshaw’s new album Untidy Soul below.