Mercury Records Nashville is set to release Sam Williams debut album, Glasshouse Children, on August 20, 2021. The album is an introspective meditation on hurt, healing, growth, and loss along with pages of sin and redemption but it also reflects the family ties that neither Sam nor anyone in general, can out run. The songs are showcases for Sam’s cinematic and unique vocals and are the products of intense recording sessions with a list of noted producers and songwriters.
To bring the album to life, Williams recorded primarily in Nashville with Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw), and other producers such as 5 time GRAMMY-nominated producer Paul Moak (Joy Williams, Ashley Monroe), Sean McConnell, Bobby Holland and more. The record includes co-writes with notable songwriters such as Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Sean McConnell (Little Big Town, Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts), Justin Parker (Lana Del Ray, Dua Lipa) and Jaren Johnston. It also features collaborations with country music icon Dolly Parton on “Happy All the Time,” and the legendary Keith Urban who plays guitar on “Kids.”
Ahead of the release, today, Sam shares “Kids (Feat. Keith Urban).” Of the song, Williams says “Kids is a reflection of the monotonous negativity that comes with staying in the same town your entire life. While you want to get out, you still feel like a child, so you stay and continue the cycle.” “Kids” was written by Hank Compton, Boots Ottestad (Robbie Williams, Tim McGraw) and Eric Arejes (Tim McGraw, Thompson Square, Rachel Wammack), produced by Jaren Johnston (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett) and features Keith Urban on electric guitar. Listen to “Kids (Feat. Keith Urban)” now HERE.
This past April, Sam made his television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performing “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood.” Shot in one take at his grandfather Hank Williams Sr.’s house in Franklin, Tenn., the camera weaves in between different rooms of the abandoned home as Sam delivers a beautifully intimate performance highlighting his vocal prowess.
Sam Williams Glasshouse Children Track Listing:
- Glasshouse Children
- Can’t Fool Your Own Blood
- Happy All The Time (Feat. Dolly Parton)
- Bulleit Blues
- Wild Girl
- Kids (Feat. Keith Urban)
- Hopeless Romanticism
- The World: Alone