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What It's Worth (Official Lyric Video)

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Added on 9 July 2021


"What It’s Worth" is the third single of alt indie rocker Sam Himself’s upcoming debut album, Power Ballads, due out in October. The new release follows album singles "Nothing Like the Night" and "Cry."

Sam Himself - Swiss-born, Brooklyn-based ‘Fondue Western’ baritone and Swiss Music Awards 2021 nominee - was on tour in Europe when the pandemic broke out early last year. Unable to return to New York City, his chosen home of the past decade, Sam set up shop in his native Basel, Switzerland, where he wrote and recorded most of the ten tracks on his coming full-length debut during lockdown.The ensuing exile-at-home lasted just under a year - and inspired some unexpected reckonings with the past, according to Sam:

“My own history caught up with me during my time back in Switzerland. That’s where I grew up, and living there again brought back a lot of memories; home doesn’t forget... One ghost I kept running into was an old relationship that fell apart after I lost my dad a few years ago. All of that happened in my hometown, his death and all its casualties, and What It’s Worth is about one of them.”

Stranded in limbo, Sam began recording the ten songs on Power Ballads at various locations ranging from a studio he gradually built out during the pandemic to the attic of his mom’s house in Basel. When he was able to return to New York in early 2021, Sam finalized the LP together with his ‘Second Beatle’, producer and mixing engineer Daniel Schlett (Iggy Pop; The War on Drugs) at Strange Weather Studio in Brooklyn. The pair most recently joined forces for last year’s acclaimed EP Slow Drugs (2020), which - in addition to international press, radio airplay, multiple DSP editorial features plus six figure view counts for the accompanying music videos - earned the artist a Swiss Music Award nomination in his home country in early 2021. All songs on Sam Himself’s upcoming debut album were mastered by Greg Calbi (David Bowie; Bruce Springsteen).

Power Ballads
Year of creation
Sam Himself
Stefan Tschumi
nothing like the night, cry, slow drugs, like a friend, srf3 best talent, power ballads, what it's worth, fondue western, sam himself

Credits and thanks

my new single! thanks for watching, liking & subscribing (no pressure) xs
listen on Spotify: https://SamHimself.lnk.to/WhatItsWort...
Apple Music: https://SamHimself.lnk.to/WhatItsWort...
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Words & music by Sam Himself
Picture & edit by Stefan Tschumi

Voice: Samuel Koechlin
Guitar: Samuel Koechlin, Daniel Schlett
Bass: Samuel Koechlin
Drums & percussion: Samuel Koechlin, Daniel Schlett
Keys & synth: Samuel Koechlin, Daniel Schlett

Written by Samuel Koechlin
Recorded & mixed by Daniel Schlett at Strange Weather Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Assistant engineer: Garrett "Baby Carrot" DeBlock
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound Studios, Edgewater, NJ

All rights (c)(p) Sam Himself 2021.

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