Sam Phay - Trace
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posted 30 Nov 2018 by Krister Axel
A broadening sense of rippling energy and a slow, linear crescendo set us up for the big final lift.

With a whispery tenor voice, downtempo beats, and a sense of patient wisdom, both the melody and the lyrical theme float above an ethereal bed of synthesizer. The idea is simple: we cannot escape our own failings. Something is always left behind when we run from ourselves.

A broadening sense of rippling energy and a slow, linear crescendo set us up for the big final lift. The beat and the emotion, are both filled with a wide sense of space, which feels like comfort. Trace, the new single from Sam Phay, is a minimal electronic keeper with a vocal performance firmly rooted in melodic pop.

2018 has been a huge year for Australian writer and producer Sam Phay. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist