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[NEW] Sam Sparro Premieres Video for New Single "I Wish I Never Met You"

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In anticipation of the release of his highly anticipated new album, GRAMMY-nominated soul pop crooner Sam Sparro unveiled the excellent video for his brand-new single "I Wish I Never Met You" this morning. The track is the first official single taken from his forthcoming sophomore LP, entitled "Return To Paradise," which will be released on June 11. "I Wish I Never Met You" was co-written by Swedish pop singer Erik Hassle during one of his visits to Los Angeles.

A press release describes "I Wish I Never Met You" as a song that details "that bitter moment when you're so angry with [the one you loved] - you feel life would be better had you never even crossed paths." Sparro adds, "That feeling doesn't last forever but I'm sure everyone has felt that way at some point. Musically it‘s inspired by a more frosty European variety of disco but with a touch of ballad."

In the freshly-unveiled video for "I Wish I Never Met You," Sparro takes viewers back to the dawn of Prohibition in the 1920s. Sparro is the video's leading man playing a gangster who runs with the winnings during a backroom gambling match that ends in chaos. But reality quickly catches up with him and the video ends in a scene reminiscent of a classic Hollywood gangster flick. Footage of the video's main storyline are interspersed with imagery of a calm, collected and very stylish Sparro performing the song, including some very suave dance moves.

A press release explains that "I Wish I Never Met You" is an indication of the sound on "Return To Paradise." The LP's title is a play on nostalgia and "paradise garage" – a genre derived from the hedonistic discotheque scene in New York in the late '70s that began in a parking lot giving rise to the term "garage" famous for its unique and eclectic style of disco and dance music. 

Classically powerful and retro-futurist, the album taps into Sparro's soul-searching and showcases his new found confidence. "A lot of the songs are about me trying to find my sense of innocence and peace of mind and things that I felt had escaped me for a while," he explains. "I'm more comfortable now and I’ve left things a little bit raw and not completely polished – so much modern pop music is so polished that you lose the soulfulness and essence and human touch."


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The music doesn't actually start until around :27 timestamp, but other than that I really dug this remix. :D

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13 February 2011 @ 02:06 pm
Ladies & Gentlemen
By Casey Spooner & Adam Dugas Tue 12:57 02 01 2011
It's Good to Say Yes, Sam Sparro

Most people have their first encounter with the rich and achingly soulful voice of Sam Sparro upon hearing his platinum single “Black and Gold.” The Los Angeles based singer, songwriter and producer has spent the last few years touring the world in support of his self-titled debut album and writing collaboratively with artists like Mark Ronson, Cathy Dennis, and Adam Lambert. A video for his ‘handbag house revival’ song “Pink Cloud” premiered last month and he is currently putting the finishing touches on his second album, Return to Paradise, which releases this summer.
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25 September 2010 @ 11:12 pm
album sneaky sneaky peaky- watch Sam Sparro Drum Tracking for New Record with Felix Bloxsom http://t.co/2bZJ2gK

28 August 2010 @ 08:11 pm

EQ Interview With Sam Sparro - "There Is a Difference In the Way Society Perceives Female Entertainers and Male Entertainers..."


I've been dying to chat to Sam Sparro for quite some time now - we've been playing a bit of email tag lately, but finally managed to catch each other on the same time zone a few days ago. His debut self-titled "Sam Sparro" album in 2009 was one that I never grew tired of. Even his B-sides were nothing short of amazing - "No End In Sight" - hello. After two singles and non-stop worldwide touring for a year-and-a-half, Sam Sparro took some out to focus on remixing, writing and creating his highly-anticipated second album "Return To Paradise" which is slated for an early 2011 release.

In this EQ interview with Sam Sparro - we talk about the process of creating the new album, what happened to the release of "Pocket", what's happening with "Pink Cloud", his anticipated return of the 90s sound and what he thinks about the unfairness of expression of sexuality in music.

Oh, and check out the exclusive photo of Sam Sparro above that he sent to us. If you are thinking "Wow - I need to have that on my wall..." then you're in luck - you will very soon be able to order that image as a poster on his official website in the very near future as part of the "Pink Cloud" artwork. Enjoy!
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20 August 2010 @ 09:33 pm
Found these on his Facebook fangroup.  Which means I should have seen them long ago.  :O Whoops.

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20 August 2010 @ 08:22 pm
A quick google search led me to these pics.  ;)  Makeup done by Michelle Diaz. 


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