Bay Area native indie/alt songwriter Samica has shared her new single “Summer of ‘99,” available to stream now on all DSPs worldwide. The track is a delicate yet deeply personal ballad laced with acoustic guitar that weaves its way in and out of Samica’s hypnotizing vocals. “Summer of ‘99” will be featured on Samica’s upcoming EP, due out this spring.
“This is a song that reminisces on all the innocence of young love that could have been,” Samica says on the song. “It’s about what every generation has in common: love and heartbreak.”
A first generation Indian-American, Samica grew up in Northern California surrounded by traditional Indian music at home, and is heavily influenced by Top 40 and Urban radio of the 90s and early 2000s era. Inspired by the latter, she began playing guitar and writing music at a young age. When she realized none of the artists that were influencing her shared the same cultural background and ethnicity, Samica became determined to change that. Her searing voice just happens to be the perfect vessel through which relatable, genuine lyrics travel to the heart of her fans. Samica’s sound is the bridge to the gap in emotion of the female and male experience as well as the gap between cultures. She believes representation matters for people like her in the music industry.
Samica began posting covers on YouTube, some of which were reposted by the songs’ original performers, including Jesse Reyez, Marshmello, and Lizzo. She released her first original song, “Alright,” at the end of 2019 and has so far racked up over a million streams from that project. Her music has been featured at The Fader, Earmilk, RnBass, and many other notable outlets. Samica’s music has landed on playlists like Spotify’s Lorem, Alternative R&B, and Fresh Finds, Amazon’s Introducing R&B, and Apple Music’s Acoustic Pop and more. With the growth of her audience grows the anticipation for what she will share with us all next – fans have much to look forward to in 2022.