SONG PICK: La Poré – Blame
Formerly the drummer of Cleveland-based pop band Captain Kidd, Nick Samson exchanged Ohio with California and now calls Los Angeles his home. With his new psych-pop project La Poré, he blends 80s synths with exquisite drum work and tops it all with his gorgeous falsetto vocals. La Poré’s new single “Blame” delights with a bright and airy production and a slightly wistful yet overall optimistic vibe.
Samson provides the following insight:
“‘Blame’ was written several months before my wife and I got married and set out on our permanent move across the country from Columbus, Ohio to Los Angeles, California. I knew that this would be a huge change in our lives. All we had ever known was Ohio. I was going to chase my dreams, but I was also faced with the fact that I was not only responsible for myself, but also the well being of my wife. Thus, the song is about fear of resentment in a relationship. If things go wrong, ‘You can blame it on me.’ The song also includes lyrics inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ after I performed the role of Romeo in Actors’ Theatre of Columbus’ production in the Summer of 2019. The song was co-written and co-produced by Kyle Kanzigg.”
Listen to “Blame”, our Song Pick of the Day:
… and watch the lovely video:
Photo credit: Logan Floyd