Today’s song is “Control” by Frequency Cowboy. Frequency Cowboy is the pseudonym for Somerset-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Sam Hurt. A classically trained pianist, his Wurlitzer piano is the core instrument on his tracks, and creates the backbone for his distinctive sound.
Recorded and mixed by Stew Jackson (Massive Attack, Marc Ford), the new single has been premiered by The Line Of Best Fit and will be out on the 4th August. A former member of underground Bristol band Termites, Sam has enjoyed commercial and critical success working with John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Tracy Chapman) and Bruno Ellingham (Massive Attack and New Order, Maccabees), touring with British Sea Power. He can already boast having recorded at the acclaimed Rockfield Studios, receiving support from the likes of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, BBC Music 6’s Tom Robinson and taking part in fashion shoots for magazines including Clash and GQ.
Citing a wide array of influences, he is drawn to artists ranging from Beck, Talking Heads and The Police, to Sir Was, Sonic Youth and Northern Soul, effectively conveying an affinity for these artists while still maintaining a his own blend of idiosyncratic indie-pop.
“The song is about learning from life the longer it goes on. Looking back over past experiences is helpful but can’t be at the expense of being in the moment. I’ve been trying to control less in my life but it is difficult.”
This is the latest single via Dactyl Spondee Records out August 4th.