We got to know him first as a teenage singing sensation, when his song I Like It blew up. Now R’n’B star Sammie is back with a new hit that we actually dig, Friend Zone. Sammie grow up from a 12-year-old sensation into a record-breaking and multi platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and performer. In 2017, Sammie showed the world that he has fully come of age with the release of his third record and first independent full-length LP, Coming of Age [Star Camp Music/EMPIRE].
“I was blessed to have a sense of stardom and limelight at a young age,” Sammie exclaims. “I was a little boy when I first entered the hearts and heads of fans. There’s a substantial difference in the man they see before them now. I’ve matured. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve had a lot of wins. I’ve had a lot of losses, which I’ve found lessons in. I’ve never taken my foot off the gas though. There were certain detours I needed to take to get back on the right road. Today, it’s beautiful to be on this path. I’m blessed, grateful, and humbled to be here. I’ve come of age.”
In 2019, Sammie proved that Coming Of Age was just the pit-stop to his next musical journey, and shot fire on all creative cylinders with the release of his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Everlasting. The project showcased Sammie's rich and deep soundscapes and provided the perfect platform for impressive vocal runs and timeless R&B swagger. The atmospheric nature and infectious tone gave way to clever choruses and vivid storytelling, showcasing his undeniable growth, maturity, and progression. His new project, "Such is Life," which releases on June 5th, will be healing, and won't be anything less than what every woman and man needs to hear to help restore their hearts and have hope.
Friend Zone, is on this new project and here’s what he says about how it came about: " 'I’ve been a close friend to someone for over a decade, and we’ve never crossed that line, even though our friends and family even feel we are meant to be more than just friends. Maybe it’s the fear of losing what we have if we truly dived in. Or the notion that what if it’s just curiosity, but no true romantic flow there? So best friends we remain. I wanted to write about how always being there for her during her trials with her lover, and in life in general, makes me truly feel to the core. I’m sure many men can relate, as well as woman who’s friend zoned a man for whatever reason.I felt it would resonate."
Listen to the song here.