New York indie singer-songwriter Samia has released her debut album, The Baby.
The musician—real name Samia Finnerty—announced the record with the video for single “Fit N Full,” following that up a month later with a clip for “Big Wheel.” Those tracks exemplify Finnerty’s melodic, moving brand of indie rock that slots neatly alongside the work of Lucy Dacus, Soccer Mommy and Mitski.
“Part of the story of this album emotionally was accepting that I need people,” Finnerty told i-D of the album. “I always had an overwhelming fear of loneliness; I wanted that to be a part of who I am.”
“There are a couple of people who I was particularly worried about” hearing the songs on The Baby, she added, “because I’m so unambiguous and list transcripts of events as they happened. I’m so intent on being honest about my own experiences but I never want to exploit someone else’s. Ultimately, it’s been a growing and healing process to talk about them.”
Stream The Baby below: