Issaquah Highland’s own teen heart-throb is launching his second album at Blakely Hall with a FREE concert, hosted by the HY, Highlands Youth Advisory Board. The event is FREE but registration is required (see below for tickets registration from Brown Paper Tickets).
Sam’s Story: The music that I write is personal and emotive. Since I was young I have struggled with severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. This is on full display on my new record, “OCD”, which is a cathartic journey through OCD experiences, anxiety, and depression. I feel it’s important for me to raise awareness in society to mental health issues, and my method is to guide my audience through my own experiences and the landscape of my own mental illness from a first-person perspective to make it relatable. One out of every 100 people are diagnosed to be OCD, but most everyone has occasionally experienced the irrational fears and compulsions which can run rampant in the OCD mind. I’ve learned to create art from this personal pain in my life.
The connection to the listener is critical for me, so I can help others understand that some of the fears and compulsions they experience are magnified and uncontrollable for many, oftentimes to the point of debilitation. While this album is centered around my own experience with OCD, it will also connect to audiences who seek to examine their own inner turmoil through an artistic lens.