Singer/songwriter Samantha Harvey releases video for new single ‘Please’

Singer songwriter and social media phenomenon Samantha Harvey is already taking 2018 by storm. Samantha released Please, her debut major label single last month and it shot straight to #2 on the iTunes chart. She followed with the launch of her EP of the same name and that also went straight to #1, topping the pre-order chart. Samantha now returns with the premiere of the video for Please which is live now on YouTube and VEVO. Directed by Meji Alabi, the video was shot in Sweden last month, and is the first visual taster of Samantha’s forthcoming EP.

Signed to VirginEMI UK and Capitol Records USA, Samantha is one of the most exciting new artists to emerge this year. Please, produced by Red Triangle, is about the yearning to reignite a lost love, and follows in the footsteps of Samantha’s self-released Forgive Forget, which debuted in the Top 3 of the iTunes chart last Summer. Please has already been added to some of Spotify’s biggest playlists including New Music Friday, The Pop List and Happy Pop Hits. It’s also been added to the Breaking Pop playlist on Apple Music and the Hot Singles & Pop Right Now playlists on Amazon Music.

To coincide with the launch of her EP, Samantha is starring in AwesomenessTV’s Samantha Harvey: Released, a 4-part docu series that charts her journey from Suffolk country girl and YouTube star to a transatlantic recording artist. The series takes in her life at home with her family, at work in London, on set of her music video shoot and culminates with her latest trip to Los Angeles to meet her producers. Episode 3 launched last week and can be viewed here.  AwesomenessTV is one of the world’s biggest Youtube channels with over 6 million subscribers and 2.3 billion views across the channel.

Samantha has picked up a phenomenal following on social media with over 127 million views on her Youtube channel as well as more than 1.2 million subscribers. Samantha, while working as a cleaner in her hometown in Suffolk, began uploading covers of her performing her favourite tracks and it grew exponentially from there. Samantha’s take on Stay With Me by Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud received views in the hundreds of thousands within weeks, and her cover of Charlie Puth’s We Don’t Talk Anymore is currently at 12 million views. Not just a big name on YouTube, Samantha also has over 2.1 million likes on Facebook, 220k followers on Instagram and 146,000 monthly listeners on her SpotifyThis phenomenal social success later resulted in Samantha’s first gig at the 900-capacity O2 Islington Academy in London in July 2017. The show sold out in minutes and drew fans from all over Europe.

Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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