Sam Levin Bookmark
The artwork for singer-songwriter Sam Levin’s alternative single, ‘Bookmark.’

Artist: Sam Levin

Single: ‘Bookmark’

The joy of music is often driven by musicians being able to capture relatable moments in their lyrics that all of their listeners can understand. Singer-songwriter Sam Levin is a prime example of an artist being able to effortlessly transcend nominal situations and emotions in the words that he shared with the world. The suburban New York-based musician is compellingly sharing his multitude of feelings on his upcoming full-length album, the soulful and hypnotic ‘A General Air of Regret,’ which is set to be released on February 27. The musician’s nine-track third record is powerfully alluring listeners in by its spotlight single, ‘Bookmark.’

Levin’s new alternative single is a fascinating acoustic tune that’s driven by an extraordinary blend of the acoustic guitar, synthesizer and piano. The track uniquely entices its listeners to experience every situation, like listening to music, as it relates to them, and freely attach their own feelings to the experience.

‘Bookmark’ also stunningly and perfectly embodies the overall feeling of ‘A General Air of Regret’s overall message that whenever someone goes somewhere new, they’re never truly alone amongst humanity. The musician also prolifically reminds his listeners during his latest single that even though people may experience intense emotions during their high and low moments, most of their lives happen somewhere in the middle of those two periods.

The singer sentimentally remembers the time he has spent with his family during his earlier years throughout ‘Bookmark’s narrative, before delving into contemplating where he’s currently situated in his life. He vulnerably admits that he’s hoping that something will change in his life, as he feels that he’s wasting away. While he realizes that he’s stuck in his current moment like the title bookmark, he also knows that he has a future journey to embark on and embrace. Admitting that he can heal if he places his heart on the line is sure to make the edgy song a hit single on the adult contemporary charts.

The satisfaction of music is often driven by musicians being able to capture relatable moments in their lyrics that all of their listeners can appreciate. Levin is a prime example of a singer-songwriter who naturally transcends nominal situations and emotions in the words that he shared with the world. The New York-based artist is enthrallingly sharing his multitude of emotions on ‘A General Air of Regret’s mesmerizing and captivating spotlight single, ‘Bookmark.’

For more information on Levin, visit his SoundCloud, Google Play Music and Spotify pages.

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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