“Sleep Easy,” the first track to be shared from Sam Evian‘s upcoming debut LP, Premium, is fresh and familiar in equal measure – and in all the right places. The Brooklyn-based 20th-century nostalgist was recently signed to Saddle Creek. His wistful, summery sound means he lands squarely between Mac Demarco and Bright Eyes, with added Flying Burrito Brothers-esque pedal steel twang.
Warm, floaty guitar strums and mild distortion keep “Sleep Easy” of-the-moment, but Evian’s soft, charming vocals and subtly rhythmic song construction show off the singer-songwriter’s old soul. Captivatingly naïve in its earnest approach to fusing old and new, Evian’s initial single is a definite harbinger of many more hummable tracks to come.
“Sleep Easy” is available on a limited edition 7 inch vinyl backed with “You Have To Hydrate.” You can pre-order it now at the Saddle Creek Online Store.