Los Angeles, CA – March 21, 2023 – Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Samba, who has quietly emerged as a phenomenon racking up over 8 million total streams, has released his new single “Create Something” (Minor Version) featuring Elliot Martin of John Brown’s Body, an updated version of Samba’s reggae-tinged fan favorite hit from his 2022 album, Far From Forever (LAW Records). PRESS HERE to listen. For the past five weeks, Samba has been touring the country with Pepper on their 20 Years of Kona Town Tour and “Create Something” has been a highlight of Joe’s live show, as noted recently by 3 Chords Magazine who said, “It’s a feel-good song that’s meant to inspire us to create something in our life that brings us happiness. In Joe’s case it’s his musical talents.”
“I’m very excited to release this new arrangement of ‘Create Something’ with such a legendary artist like Elliot Martin from one of my favorite bands in the world, John Brown’s Body,” shares Samba. “The original version of the song is almost at 1 million streams on Spotify, which is just insane to me! To help celebrate this milestone, I was lucky enough to have Elliot do this awesome remix version with me, a man that has had such a huge influence on me and my vocal styling. Give it a listen, play the original too, and let’s get both to a million streams!”
Following the Pepper tour, which wraps this Sunday in Albuquerque, Joe Samba will continue to bring his energetic live show all over the U.S. this year. The Massachusetts-born and now New Hampshire-based artist, who finds the sweet spot between smoked-out Caribbean bliss and sweat-soaked punkified energy, has a mix of headlining shows, east coast dates supporting Badfish: A Tribute To Subline, and west coast dates with Shwayze coming up, in addition to appearances at a variety of festivals including Summer Camp Music Festival and Cali Roots Festival. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates and visit https://joesamba.com/pages/shows for more info and to purchase tickets.
Guitar slung low, microphone turned up, and emotion overflowing, Joe Samba taps into rock ‘n’ roll spirit and reggae soul all at once. The New England multi-talent sonically teeters on an axis of island-inflected grooves and gritty guitar-craft balanced by his dynamic vocals and honest emotion. Samba first recognized music’s inherent power to connect as a kid, growing up surrounded by music in his household. After testing the waters as a teen in a metal band, Joe soon cut his teeth performing solo in countless bars and watering holes and then, in 2019, released his independent debut, The Wrong Impression, which made a major splash. The album bowed at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart and has since clocked over 2 million streams, thanks in part to the breakout hit “How We Do.” In 2021, Samba signed with LAW Records and, after a string of single drops, released his sophomore album, Far From Forever, in June 2022, highlighted by the fan favorites “Boomer Economy,” “Beef,” and “Got It All,” in addition to “Create Something.” Now, Joe Samba is primed to unite not only genres, but people as well through his music and live performances.