VIDEO PREMIERE: Samson The Truest “Afterall”

Samson The Truest Press Photo by Saskia Kahn 2 high

It’s a grey Thursday, but something new is shining through the clouds. The femmes are here to premiere Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sam Geller, known as Samson The Truest‘s new video for “Afterall” the day before his new album Come Back Shane is released. The video opens with a dichotomy of a grainy image of a bee emerging from a flower contrasting Samson‘s forthright vocals that calmly tell a tale of  raging jealousy. With his long hair and relaxed Jesus sex appeal, we watch him linger in the park with a lady friend (Aerial East, who also contributes vocals to the song). Xan Aird joins them sonically on guitar. It’s shot like a family video, spliced with footage of waterfalls, delightfully freaky performers, and spooky drifting balloons. The video feels like a fragmented dream, waking up in a haze of memories and emotions.

To celebrate, join Samson at his album release show this Sunday night, October 4th at Against Nature at 159 Chrystie St in the Lower East Side. It’s also a lovely suit shop. See you then and watch “Afterall” below.

#NEWMUSICMONDAY: Samson the Truest “Afterall”


When was the last time you read the bible? Does wearing gothic cross earrings count? The Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sam Geller goes by the moniker of Samson the Truest after his biblical hero, Samson. “In his music, Geller seeks to balance the power and the vulnerability embodied by Samson, delving into topics of self-destruction and transcendence as they appear in daily life.” For the record, I quoted the author’s bio page as wearing gothic cross earrings does not in fact, count as reading the bible.

“Afterall” is Samson’s first track from his upcoming album Come Back Shane, out October 2nd. The song features vocals from their frequent collaborator Aerial East, along with Xan Aird (The Virgins) on guitar. “Afterall” manages to walk the fine line between calm and impassioned, proving you don’t need to read the bible to believe in soul.

Listen to “Afterall” below.