Sam Weston drops thirteen minutes of pure relaxation on ‘Don’t Save Face’
The other half of Sydney techno duo, Alba and the man behind his acclaimed Shiraz Voyager EP, Sam Weston has shared some exciting news this week with him joining tastemaker label Soothsayer, and releasing a thirteen-minute ultimate chillaxation track by the name of ‘Don’t Save Face’.
He continues to push a creative drive into numerous aspects of his projects and productions. The new track comes from a few influences; his time spent in rural Western Australia gave him a sense of serenity and focus towards his music, alongside having to adapt to seclusion and lack of materials. “I had inconsistent access to electricity for my synths, so this track is more sample-based than previous pieces”, he explains.
The delicately woven synths and calming background beats makes you wish for it to continue, even after the thirteen minutes is up. Weston places you right next to him in the WA outback; a glass of home made lemonade under a nice shady tree as you happily tap your foot to the chill AF percussion and voice samples.
The track has also said to be influenced by his time in Thailand, where he found an interest in Luk Thung (a Thai rendition of country music). We’ve heard a lot of artists that re-work cultural aspects into their sound but Asian-country is definitely a new one! Weston truly is whipping out his diversity cards here and once the first ten seconds hits your ears you’ll be glad he dabbled in such a genre! Join Weston in the outback and chill out to his glorious assembly of sounds.
Words by NATALIE TURNER