Los Angeles jazz singer Samantha Sidley has released her newest album Interior Person, which melds ’60s vocal jazz with modern pop elements.
Interior Person celebrates love, sex and femininity with songs penned by Alex Lilly, Barbara Guska and The Bird and The Bee’s Inara George. Sidley, who calls herself a “jazz interpreter,” brings their stories and compositions to life with her smooth, rich voice—one that brings her influences Anita O’Day and Ella Fitzgerald to mind.
Lead single and album opener “I Like Girls” sets the tone from the get-go, as Sidley revels in her queerness amidst relaxing trumpets and keys. “I like girls who don’t know they like girls / I like girls who really like girls a lot / I like girls, I like girls, I like girls,” she declares.
Upright bass notes trickle alongside Sidley’s crystal-clear voice on the track “Naked to Love,” while “Only You Can Break My Heart” sees the singer swoon over her love atop slide guitars and twinkling keys. “And through it all, you’re never mean / You’re just the girl of my dreams / Only you could break my heart / Only you could put it back together without missing parts,” she croons.
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