Samantha Urbani’s Prince-Inspired ‘Showing Up’ Is A Solo Gem

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Stateside alt-pop marvel Samantha Urbani returns with new single ‘Showing Up’.

The track is the title song of her incoming solo album, which is slated to land via Lucky Number on September 22nd. A sign of her ongoing Prince infatuation, it’s a slick 80s funk-pop burner that reinterprets the Purple One’s legacy from a fresh vantage point.

As ever with Samantha Urbani, the songwriting is ripe with emotion, singing: “Sometimes I wish I had more of a taste for vengeance / Sometimes I wish I’d been born more of a capitalist.”

She comments…

”It took many iterations to find its most final form of power, just like me and anyone else who’s been thrashed around again and again. I always believed in it though and finally re-recorded the intro verse during mixing, just as we were considering scrapping it. Counted it in like Prince, and cranked up the backbeat. Pretty simple and classic formula: power in vulnerability”.

The video for ‘Showing Up’ takes Samantha from coast to coast, and contains a subtle call-back to the video for Friends’ 2011 single ‘I’m His Girl’.

Tune in now.

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Photo Credit: Catherine LoMedico