An amazingly accomplished live performer, songwriter and recording artist who released his first single at age 10, Sam Levin, now 17, is trying something new on his 3rd album, A General Air of Regret. Rather than writing songs about himself and the details of his life and relationships, or a free flow of thoughts and abstract images, Sam is looking for an elusive middle ground of ambiguity, where songs aren’t about feelings - they are feelings.
Sam writes the music & lyrics for all of his songs and he is a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing all of the instruments on all of his tracks and co-producing the album.
"At a time when legitimately good music is hard to come by, Levin shows us that it still exists."
- Sheva Deutsch , ReviewFix.com
"Sam Levin is possibly one of the most eclectic and innovative artists in the current scene right now"
- Emily Hinde, No Depression Magazine
Now emerging from his “prodigy” stage, Sam started his career in music when he was five years old, pointing to a Fender Mini Strat on the wall of a local music store and declaring, “I want to do that!” He began playing piano and guitar at 5, wrote his first song at 7 and released his first single and video (“I Sure Hope Not”) at 10.
Earning solid critical acclaim for his previous albums I Am and Frame of Mind, he’s been called “one of the most eclectic and innovative artists in the current scene right now.” Sam’s music has been described as “modern folktronica,” “touching, ornate chamber pop” and “smart indie rock,” earning comparisons to Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, LCD Soundsystem and Courtney Barnett. His uniquely eclectic music fuses electronic sensibilities, acoustic experimentation and a varied background in rock, jazz and alternative music to create an unconventional and engaging sound like no other.
Gené B Hunter at Grungecake said, "In a digital age where music has no boundaries on how it’s distributed or even how it’s made, Sam Levin’s, 'I Am' is a breath of fresh air." and "It’s refreshing to hear the range of Levin’s expertise in music whether it’s his vocal abilities or the musical instruments he uses. This is a solid piece of art that leaves you wanting more, perfectly combining elements of different genres and delivering personable, yet relatable lyrics."
And Justin Harland at Rock On Philly said, "His talent is rivaled only by his ear for a great melody. The songs are constructed with the talent and understanding of an expert, veteran songwriter."