Recording & Recovering Childhood in Sam Billen’s ‘Places’

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Jason Morehead explores the recollections of childhood memories found in the music of Sam Billen. Last month, Sam Billen released his latest album, Places, a collection of heartfelt, softly atmospheric pop songs. Billen wears his heart on his sleeve throughout the album: Its songs are semi-autobiographical, the lyrics culled from various childhood memories ranging from the mundane (staying home sick from school) to melancholy (the death of his mother). Whereas his previous album, 2009's He … [Read more...]


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