Several years ago, at the start of this website, I got into a ‘discussion’ with an American lady in Sweden regarding soul music in Scandinavia.
‘Scandinavian soul? Hah! What does Scandinavia know about soul?‘ she aggressively questioned.
I wish I’d had Samuel’s new single on my phone at the time.
The Swedish singer’s new single – Witness conjures the rousing walls of an American church hall. The production on this pure Gospel soul single is impeccable and though inspired by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, and Kirk Franklin, Samuel Ljungblahd is irrefutably comparable. The peak of ‘Gospel made in Sweden’ starts with Samuel Ljungblahd and heard across the country in choirs such as the brilliant Tensta Gospel Choir.
Music that nourishes the soul, from the soul.
Samuel has already announced more tracks will be forthcoming and his always positive, emotionally loving and spiritually uplifting music transcends all and any musical prejudices.
Can I get an amen?