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Watch: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain sings haunting new song 'An Echo'


Watch acclaimed Oklahoma singer-songwriter, activist and poet Samantha Crain perform her haunting new song "An Echo" in this evocative black-and-white performance video.

As previously reported, the ode is from her new album, "A Small Death," which will be released May 1. 

The follow-up to her 2017 album "You Had Me at Goodbye" is available for pre-order at Samantha-Crain.lnk.to/ASmallDeath

"I’ve been away. Is that what it feels like? Nearly 3 years since my last record was released. I died a little. I got to know myself again from scratch. My hands stopped working. I stayed in bed. I lost people. I gained community. I went to therapy. I took medicine. I exercised. I cried and cried and cried. I wrote sonnets. I asked questions. I got in fights. I apologized. I was thoughtful. I was content. I wrote songs. I made a record," Crain wrote about the forthcoming album on social media.

"I made a record that means more to me than anything I’ve ever made. I produced this myself. I took the time I needed. I made this on my own terms with my own vision, my own dreams, my own nightmares, my own revelations. I own this. And now I give it to you... just in case it helps you to own it as well.

"'A hundred small deaths, a hundred before. I am a revolving door. I am a revolving door."

Samantha Crain [Photo provided]
Samantha Crain [Photo provided]

As previously reported, Crain, who is of Choctaw heritage, recently released the autumnal-hued official music video for "An Echo." The video for the heart-achingly specific ode to a broken relationship was directed by Joanna Grace "Jo" Babb of the Oklahoma-Colorado folk trio Annie Oakley. The video stars her Annie Oakley bandmate Nia Personette and Izze Babb. Watch it here

Crain told Billboard that "An Echo" was the first song she wrote after a car accident that left her unable to use any instruments for an extended period. 

“I had been so unwell that I wasn’t writing and couldn’t ever imagine being able to make another record," she told Billboard, "so when this song came to me, I knew I had to get better so I could make the record that would cradle this song.”

For more information, go to www.samanthacrain.com or  www.facebook.com/Samanthacrainmusic

-BAM 

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Samantha Crain [Photo provided]

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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