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Today, indie sensations Samuel Proffitt and Adrian Galvin, aka Yoke Lore, team up for the slow-burning, cinematic new song "Stringsnoise." The track comes just in time for winter and will be the first single from Proffitt's forthcoming EP Good Death, set for release in early 2019.
Proffitt, an artist who explores memory, life, and death, woven in with various collegiate studies at Brown University and Boston
College; his music deemed "steamy" on The FADER and "marvelously moody" by Vice's Noisey. Galvin, a creator on a parallel path of self-exploration, has received love from Consequence of Sound, NYLON, and the one and only Taylor Swift. Together they craft the raw and contemplative "Stringsnoise."
"This song is about physicalizing your fears in order to face them," shares Galvin. "Sometimes, when we have issues or struggles, it's hard to even address them because they stem from such abstract aspects of our personalities that can be ineffable from time to time. Make it real. Make it tactile, so you can fight your demons. Don't just try to be less self involved, or more attentive, or whatever it is for you. Do it in the moment through the body when you can see it, and feel it, and taste it. It is more direct and more difficult to address and alter yourself in these moments, but it is in the acting that the change occurs. Location, location, location. First, deal with the physical, and then the psychological will follow naturally."
"'Stringsnoise' was written at a snow-clad cabin in Maine," Proffitt explains, "it was a sub-two-minute banjo demo Adrian had written with vocals recorded through his MacBook's built-in microphone; it was raw and beautiful with striking vocal layering and an equally powerful chorus: 'before you get a heart, you gotta get taken apart.' I wanted to capture the setting of where I was, while harkening back to my earlier compositions, to write something cinematic, meandering, straying from a normative song structure, and within a few hours, I sent Adrian the first iteration of "Stringsnoise." As the song coalesced over the subsequent months, I made the decision to preserve the original vocals from Adrian's demo session, and with the aid of Midoca on percussion and Ariel Loh with mixing, "Stringsnoise" was shaped into a poignant, phantasmagorical piece"
Samuel Proffitt's music finds its home in the veiled margins of the human experience, acting for him as a palpable embodiment of, and a ceaseless reflection on, what has come to define him. Through his artistic output, and in particular Good Death, Samuel confronts the audience with an acute, weighty deluge of tones and sonic layers allowing a momentary entry into his world, in which the listener is encouraged to question, like the artist himself, what it means to be human.
Samuel grew up in Houston, TX, entrenched in a mix of screamo, punk, indie, folk, and jazz; however, his own music stems from personal writings, poetry, and interest in philosophy, taking the time to learn chords on his guitar in order to express his thoughts in a more sonorous form.
Today, Samuel Proffitt continues to challenge genres and musical boundaries. He has been featured in prominent publications like the Fader, Vice, Rolling Stone, Noisey, as well as having recorded multiple live sessions with Paste Magazine's Daytrotter. Alongside his remixes on record labels such as Sony, Glassnote, Jagjaguwar, and Okami, his songs "Andre" and "Drown
" were premiered by KCRW, while "Andre" was also placed on Spotify's Top 50 Viral Songs in the U.S. and Best of Fresh
Finds, while also accumulating over one million streams on his last EP without any official playlisting.
The former Walk the Moon and Yellerkin member's solo musical endeavor combines echoing waves of banjo, vocals, and percussion to create unforgettable pop songs with tactile sincerity and conviction. Galvin first hit the ground running in 2016 with Yoke Lore's debut EP, Far Shore, released on B3Sci Records. In 2017, the title track of his 2017 EP "Goodpain" hit #1 on Hype Machine, and quickly after his songs caught fire on Spotify, racking up over 10 million plays throughout the year.Goodpain also garnered attention from major tastemakers such as NYLON, Consequence of Sound, Billboard and more.
Following the success of his song "Goodpain," Galvin was invited to Spotify's New York City studio to record a stripped-down version the track, as well as two covers for his Spotify Singles: "Last Christmas
" by Wham!
and "Truly Madly Deeply
" by Savage
Garden. His holiday song graced Spotify's Holiday Singles playlist alongside covers by Demi Lovato, Sam Smith, and Miley Cyrus. After a successful first-ever run of headline tour dates, Yoke Lore found a unexpected new fan in pop idol Taylor Swift, who added his cover of "Truly Madly Deeply
" to her "Songs Taylor Loves" Spotify playlist in 2018. Galvin released his third EP, Absolutes, in July 2018 after a cross-country spring tour withFRENSHIP. He then headlined a run of west coast shows in October, leading up to a show supporting Bastille.