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The Sam Loveridge Band - Single/Video Review: I Wanna Dance

21 Nov 2021 // A review by Kev Rowland

Sam and the guys are back with the second single from the forthcoming album, Recovery, and if ever they were looking for radio play I can pretty much guarantee this will not be getting it with this one. The simple reason is that in the key part of the chorus, people get asked to go forth and multiply, and somehow, I don’t think the mainstream are quite ready for that yet. But there is no doubt at all that this is going to be a massive hit on the live scene as the whole song is a complete blast. Sam described it to me as a “pop banger,” and he has got that bang to rights although there are not that many pop numbers which use banjo in a straight set up, which somehow sounds perfect alongside a keytar. There is also a violin involved with this, but it is not a folk number, rather it is the perfect sound for a summer’s day, to be played on the beach.

When it comes to festivals next year one can guarantee this is going to be much in demand, as everyone is going to be singing along while they are jumping up and down to a hugely infectious and dynamic beat. A video has also been released to go along with this, filmed in a dance studio, with all the lyrics playing on the screen at the same time. It somehow defies description and really does need to be seen to be believed. All credit to producer Jamie Crerar at Red Room Studios as he has done a great job, while it was then mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog Studios. It is a bouncy pop number, full of joie de vivre, and guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About The Sam Loveridge Band

The Sam Loveridge Band was formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021. The band has connections to the University of Auckland Jazz school where four of the members met (Sam, Sam, Chris and Bhagirath) and the Auckland open mic scene where Jono and Sam play regularly. The band plays an eclectic mix of genres from Folk and Psychedelic to Disco and Funk all built up from songs Sam has written.

The Band is set to release there first single Run Into You on the 23rd of July 2021 with a full album dropping in late November of the same year.


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