Presenting a collaboration unlike any other, London based artists Pritt and S.A.M have teamed up for their co-written EP ‘Take 2’, featuring the emotive lead single ‘Drowning’. The project sees Pritt’s melismatic voice alongside S.A.M’s smooth vocal cadence, as the duo present candid lyricism over trap style beats. Rising R&B star Pritt channels her Tamil heritage, whilst S.A.M brings Afro Caribbean influences to the table. The result is a refreshing, vibrant sound that blends cultures and talent into an irresistible record.
Having both organically grown and cultivated an extremely supportive fanbase, Pritt and S.A.M have received a wave of industry attention for the two prior singles from their ‘Take 2’ EP. Tracks ‘365’ and ‘Smoke & Mirrors’, have been featured on multiple Spotify editorial playlists, such as New Music Friday, Jasmine, Just Dropped, & Fresh Wave; as well as ‘365’ reaching No. 16 out of 40 on Top Asian 40 charts.
S.A.M says of new single ‘Drowning’: “I remember watching this documentary one day and just thinking that the sea can be the most peaceful place to be on a summer’s day but in a storm can be the most destructive. It just reminded me of a toxic relationship. Sometimes you can try to find love in other people yet you still come running back and end up in a repetitive cycle of “drowning in love”. To the point it becomes too much and you are just left with memories of a person. I think that’s what ‘Drowning’ really tried to channel. The song itself was made a good two years ago but just seemed so relevant and fitting for the project. You do see a lot of joint male and female songs however, rarely do we see a whole project. This could be historic.”
Pritt adds: “‘Drowning’ focuses on the penultimate part of a toxic relationship, past all the heartbreak where you are nothing but done with the situation. Reminiscing the good times but the bad seems to outweigh it. The back and forth between S.A.M and Pritt sounds like a conversation, where they don’t see eye to eye, eventually ending the relationship for good. They are both dragging each other down hence the title ‘Drowning’. There are only a handful of people I would choose to work with, and I’m glad S.A.M and I can share what we’ve been up to these past couple months.”