Maria marks the first taste of Sam Burton’s upcoming album Dear Departed. With the album release date still to be confirmed, the singer songwriter is already laying down a marker with a track featuring string arrangements and striking vocals. It finds Sam Burton expanding on his acclaimed 2020 debut I Can Go With You, with urgency and intensity.
As Sam Burton explains, “Maria is a song of brief redemption. It’s seeing a shape in the soft light and trusting it’s there even though it’s not defined.”
Dear Departed features production from Jonathan Wilson.
The LA based singer and songwriter is has recently wrapped up a three week residency at Los Angeles’ Club Teegee and is currently on the road with Weyes Blood who he joins on the UK leg of her tour.
He will return to the UK in September to play at End of the Road Festival.
When does Sam Burton support Weyes Blood at Manchester’s O2 Ritz?
Sam Burton supports Weyes Blood at the O2 Ritz Manchester on 13 February 2023. The Manchester gig is one of five UK dates he is performing in February:
8 February – London, Roundhouse
9 February – Bristol, SWX
10 February – Glasgow, QMU
13 February – Manchester, O2 Ritz
14 February – Brighton, Chalk
image of Sam Burton courtesy Jacob Ball