Arguably the biggest band In Singapore, The Sam Willows have come a long way since their formation in 2012 as indie-pop artists. They have released a self-titled EP in 2013 and a full album titled “Take Heart” in 2015, with the latter achieving the GOLD award status in Singapore. The Music Video for the title-track “Take Heart° has amassed over 1.6 million views on YouTube.
In 2017, The Sam Willows released an exclusive compilation album (consisting of 16 songs from their first EP, the ‘Take Heart’ album and lead single ‘Keep Me Jealous’ from their sophomore album) in Japan (marketed and distributed by Sony Music Japan), making them the first English performing band from Singapore in recent years to be released by a major international music label In Japan.
Through the years, they have performed at internationally renowned stages like SKSW in Texas, MU:CON in South Korea, Ultra Music Festival in Singapore, Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, We The Fest 2018 in Jakarta and have even supported international artists such as ‘Little Mix’ as the opening act on the ‘Get Weird Tour’. They even held their own headline concert in Singapore to an audience of more than 3,000 fans.
Their latest album ‘I Know, But Where’ debuted at 81 on the Singapore Mines charts on the day of its release and has since found its way into charts around the region like Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan. The band kicked off this album’s cycle with the initial release of four lead singles (‘Keep Me Jealous’, ‘Save Myself, `Papa Money’ and ‘Robot’), which have all collectively garnered more than 10 million streams online since their releases and went on to acquire the GOLD certification each, setting the tone for this latest album.