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Exclusive: Stream Sam Casey’s New Curated Spotify Playlist

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To celebrate the release of Sam Casey’s new single “Stupid Bitch”, the Toronto-based songstress curated a brand new Spotify playlist. Stream it below and watch the official “Stupid Bitch” music video here.

Toronto songstress Sam Casey’s music effortlessly weaves two separate yet overlapping themes together over pop-driven beats and contagious choruses. The powerhouse anthems tackle the idea of maintaining your mental health and navigating an, at times, brutal and demanding music industry.

Her sophomore EP, More Songs About Weed and Toxic Relationships, was co-written with, and produced by, JUNO nominee Mike Schlosser (John Orpheus) and collaborators Laur Elle, AARYS and Chloe Kay. 

The seed of focus track, “Stupid Bitch,” grew from the realization that some people stay in toxic relationships because they aren’t ready to leave, not because they are unaware of their situation. The latest track tells the story of a person who is aware of their partner’s narcissistic tendencies, and uses their ego-centric lifestyle and lack of attention to grow and become independent in their own life before leaving them for good.

“My role as an artist is to say the difficult things and to be honest about the unattractive qualities in myself and, in turn, this hopefully may slowly minimize the fears of my listeners. If we can be honest about our identity and even allow ourselves to feel shame about certain aspects of ourselves, then we can accept that shame for what it is and move on. We can be more accepting of ourselves and others,” Casey shares about the EP.

Talking Heads – “And She Was”

This song is off “Little Creatures”, the 1985 Talking Heads album. This song reminds me of driving in the car with my dad on the way to and from my brother’s and my hockey games. My father is a classic rock nut, and specifically loves 80’s rock, so there was a lot of Talking Heads playing in my house growing up. This tune is definitely one of the head’s fan favs.

UPSAHL – “12345SEX”

“12345SEX” is one of my favourite songs in the world right now. UPSAHL is one of, if not my biggest inspirations in the music industry at the moment. This song is so creative and literally pulls something feral out of my soul… it makes me wanna throw plates and smash mirrors. This song is a perfect example of how UPSAHL is all about quality over quantity in her production.

Aldous Harding – “Imagining My Man”

I have a very deep voice and I find it hard to find female artists for references of low vocals. Aldous Harding knows how to catch the listener’s attention by drawing them in with her deep sultry sound and then unleashing her extreme range. An absolute favourite of mine. This song feels like crying in your bed when you can’t find a way out of a dilemma.

FLETCHER – “Becky’s So Hot”

Freaking FLETCHER. She is so cool and her writing is to DIE FOR. This is the song my best friends and I scream in the car when we see an ex has moved on…it gives me goosebumps. I have been through YEARS of therapy and trust me when I say the release I get in therapy is parallel to the release I feel when screaming this song.

Lucy Dacus – “Night Shift”

Similar to Aldous Harding’s “Imagining My Man”, this song starts off with simple music and Lucy’s voice being the main attraction… it’s like a promising movie with a slow start, you can feel the build-up of musical tension and when she finally lets it go you feel that satisfaction and chill in your spine.

Chris Stapleton – “Cold”

Chris Stapleton is the ONLY country artist that I listen to. He is a countryman for those with a blues heart. This song reminds me of Aretha and Etta, having covered both of these artists I have tried and failed to create music of their caliber before… but Chris, he DOES it, and he does it right.

 Travis Scott – “5% TINT”

This is my favourite Travis Scott song. Something about the sample he takes from Goodie Mob’s “Cell Therapy”, is like crack to me. I cant get enough of it. I listened to a lot of rap in my teenage years and have recently moved away from that scene, however, I will always have a place in my heart for rap, especially songs, and albums like this one.

Martha Wainwright – “Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole”

Martha Wainwright ate it up and left NO CRUMBS with this one… This song is one of the reasons I wanted to be a professional musician in the first place. In order to reach this deep into someone’s soul and connect with them on a level that makes the listener feel like they really know something about you, even further that they can relate to your trauma and that you may be able to relate to theirs. As a musician and a consumer, I know how impactful being honest in your music is to the listener, and I applaud Martha Wainwright for her courage to make this piece of art.

Cash Cash – “Finest Hour (feat. ABIR)”

A friend of mine showed me this song when I was 17, partying/working at a resort in Muskoka over the summer. Over that summer I really found myself and in order to do that I made many mistakes at the beginning of my time there. This song was like an anthem for the drunk girl (me) crying about the numerous mistakes she has made in the same group of people. Needless to say, it was NOT my finest hour.

Fleetwood Mac – “Gypsy”

Stevie. Need I say more? I can only imagine this song feels like sitting with your headphones and watching the traffic go by on a tour bus.

Doja Cat – “Options (feat. JID)”

Doja’s swag and authenticity lights a fire in my soul and pushes me to put the REAL shit out there. The irreverent thoughts/impulses we all have at times would not be THAT scary if we just talk about them and acknowledge how crazy they are, then we can let the thought and impulse go. My favourite thing about Doja is how (as far as I know) she keeps it real, she shows off her “assets” when she wants, she dies her skin and eyebrows red when she wants, she says the things she wants and she isn’t doing it for a single soul except herself.

Nirvana – “In Bloom”

Nirvana STICKS IT TO THE MAN. When I think about my dream performance on stage I am headbanging while BELTING this song out. To me, this song feels like a build-up of beautiful rage, eliciting a healthy release of emotion in its listeners.



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