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New Album

Lifting The Veil

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This enchanting concept album, a labor of love financed with the support of her fans and recorded with her impressive band, is produced by the legendary Suso Sáiz.

Vulnerable, intense, captivating, intimate, dynamic and inspiring, Lifting The Veil invites us into a mysterious world which both stirs and soothes the soul. This is a bold step forward, unique in its scope, and a testament to Samantha de Siena’s talent as an artist with “much to contribute to the international music scene.” RockZone

You are all welcome to download the album by clicking the download link above and if you'd like to return some of the energy that went into this creation, email info@samanthadesiena.com

Debut Album

Here Inside

Here Inside is Samantha de Siena's debut album, written and recorded in Barcelona's Casco Antiguo. Together with exceptional New York producer Dave Bianchi, and a rich array of Barcelona’s talented musicians, this singer songwriter from London created an original and memorable sound which has received glowing reviews.

Press

El Periódico

“Singer-songwriter debuts with an evocative and beautifully unique voice. The music matches perfectly, reminding us of the graceful way in which Tom Waits dishevels his own albums.”

Mondo Sonoro

“Folk, coloured by strong influences of jazz, accompanied with delicate arrangements, together paint the beautiful picture that characterises this composer. Her voice at times reminds us of Beth Gibbons from the nineties, and at other times echoes Cat Power in her first albums. Here Inside is an elegant exercise in style, and a wonderful demonstration of the spell that was cast over this city, as it gave birth to new talent within each music genre.”

Time Out

“A compilation of songs, as fragile and delicate as her voice, enriched with exuberant arrangements which carry us into a universe as luscious as a greenhouse garden… Her music, which isn’t easy to classify, reminds us of Joanna Newsom’s dreamy folk.”

Lamono

“Her work is truly emotive, moving from folk to jazz in a single breath and capable of becoming punk with one emotional outburst. Both elegant and lucid, Samantha, creates very beautiful songs that, in one way or another, always manage to thrill her audience.”

Butxaca

“It’s easy to imagine Samantha de Siena lost amongst the cobbled streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, laughing at the moon and piecing together the eight little gems that make up this bohemian dreamer’s sublime debut album, Here Inside. It’s very difficult not to fall to your knees at her feet while listening to a piece as delicate as I’m Coming. It almost sounds like a subtle mixture between the most transparent of Beth Gibbons and the most disconcerting of Cat Power.”

RockZone

“A promising start from this Londoner, who has much to contribute to the international music scene.”

Lyrics

horizon

there’s a new boat
on the horizon
there’s a new storm in the sky
there’s a new boat on the horizon
and she’s come to take me for a ride
yes she’s taking me for a ride
yes she’s taking me
for a ride

oh is there something i should know about you
oh have you come to break my world into ocean
water rising high
all god’s children
drowning at my side

I’m coming

you play with my world
like it was your little toy
yeah you throw me candy
paper money to believe in
a loaded gun just to divert me
from your twisted ploy

but I’m coming
yeah I’m coming
I’m coming to tear you down

I see you reeling in your perfect lie
so you think you can deceive me
keep me hypnotised
competition to ignite me
painted prophets to chastise me
man and god just to divide me
hope and fear to paralyse
but there’s one thing you don’t yet realise
all your scheming is only suicide

cos I’m coming
yeah I’m coming
I’m coming to tear you down

look me up in your dictionary
I’m a bleeding heart hippy firestarter
don’t go chasing bugging breathing on me
cos I’ll just burn through your wires

you don’t know me at all
but I’m watching you
as you fall

eyes of stone

your eyes of stone baby
your eyes of stone
your eyes of stone baby
you will kill me
with your eyes of stone

nowhere left to hide

you’ve been here so long
you can’t see it’s a lie
running so fast
you don’t even feel you’re alive

but oh my love
it’s all over now

skies break open
tearing through your mind
you start running
but there’s nowhere left to hide
stones crumble
and valleys open wide
you hit the ground
and you bury yourself deep
but there’s nowhere left to hide
it’s over now

ashes rise
as one by one everything falls
destiny´s silent
watching you bow to her call

and oh my love
it’s all over now

skies break open
tearing through your mind
you start running
but there’s nowhere left to hide
stones crumble
and valleys open wide
you hit the ground
and you bury yourself deep
but there’s nowhere left to hide
it’s over now

you’ve been here so long
you can’t see it’s a lie
the rope’s so tight
you don’t even feel you’re alive

but oh my love
it’s all over now

you laugh at the moon

I see you drinking from my cup
my burly friend
I see you drinking my cup

But you forgot to fill it up
imperial lord
you forgot to fill me up

oh you laugh at the moon you do
you laugh at the moon
oh you laugh at the moon you do
you summon our doom

you say your gold will trickle down
almighty one
to the people from the crown

toss your crumbs on fruitless ground
benevolent sir
there’s enough to go around

oh you laugh at the moon you do
you laugh at the moon
oh you laugh at the moon you do
you summon our doom

oh light of the moon
shine through shine through

nature’s game

falling falling falling
for you my love

It’s sultry summer days
that make me hazy
rusting autumn leaves
that let me fall
stormy winter seas
carrying me near you

to give you all my love
all my love all my love
for you

but I should’ve known
you’re still flesh and bone
I should’ve known
I should’ve known

dreaming of the end

find me awake at dawn
I’ll follow you beside
show me where you go
I’ll leave this behind

show me to the other side
I know it’s too late
but I can’t help myself anyway

lately I’ve been dreaming of the end
lately I’ve been dreaming of the end
my friend the end

take me on the wings
of a dead and twisted bird
show me what she’s seen
tell me who she’s heard

lead me to my grave
gently through the pines
I hear them whisper my name
I hear them whisper my name

here inside

come fire
burn through my mind
no use to me this time
there’s beauty
here inside

this is who we are
this is who we are
this is who we are
this is who we are

The Musicians

Samantha de Siena voice, acoustic guitar
Ismael Dueñas piano, rhodes
Maru Di Pace harp (acoustic guitar I’m coming)
Ivo Saint viola, violin, handsaw (spoken word Here inside)
Sasha Agranov cello, saw
Nicholas Dominic Talvola trumpet, flugel horn
Miguel Serna Dominguez double bass, electric bass
Oriol Roca drums
bells, pan
Sebastian Crispo slide guitar (I’m coming, Eyes of stone)
Borja Duñó electric guitar (I’m coming, Nature’s game, Dreaming of the end)
Marc Curcio electric guitar (I’m coming, Nature’s game)
Danny ‘the Lip’ Lippitt harmonica
Amanda Jayne accordion
Paul Sessions tuba
Dave Bianchi glockenspiel
Pablo Arias backing vocals (I’m coming)
Rizumik beatbox (I’m coming)

All songs were written by Samantha de Siena.

Track 8, Here inside, was written with Maru Di Pace.

Recorded in the Emergency Room Studio, Barcelona.

Produced, programmed and mixed by Dave Bianchi.

Design and Artwork

Zissou