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- "Rise" In Stores Tuesday September 25th
- Me, Myself, and I
- Songwriter/performer Samantha James has spent the past three years honing her estimable skills as a modern-day singer/songwriter within the dance/electronic/soul genre. Her sultry style, vocal cadences, and international rhythms are largely influenced by such artists as Sade, Basia, Amel Larrieux, Bebel Gilberto and Morcheeba.
On her debut album “Rise” for San Francisco based indie label Om Records, Samantha teamed up with producer and co-writer Sebastian Arocha Morton—AKA ROCAsound (Sting, Vikter Duplaix, Fischerspooner, Fila Brazilia and Rick James for the classic finale’ of the hit film Little Miss Sunshine.)
A native of Los Angeles’ Topanga Canyon where she currently resides, James is
the grand daughter of Emmy Award-winning composer/conductor David Rose. James’ lyrics resonate with the pain of lost relationships and joy of loving connections.
Visit http://om-records.com/artists/samant... To Purchase "Rise".
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-Samantha James "Rise" picked as indie Spotlight Best Dance / Electronic of 2007 on iTunes.
-Just finished filimg "Angel Love" music video to premiere on iTunes in late Feb.
-2nd single "Breathe You In" with remixes from Hed Kandi's Eric Kupper, Johnny Fiasco, Andy Caldwell, and King Kooba available in Feb digitally at iTunes, Zune, etc.
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Good Morning Everyone,
Hope everyone is felling well this morning. I wanted to give you all a little background story about my album and what inspired me in life (my life) to write the songs that I did. I was waiting for the perfect moment but it seems as if that moment is now. When I was about 5 years old my mother Melanie Lee Rose was told that she had breast cancer. At the same time that she was sick my parent’s relationship was going down the drain and they decided to call it quits, so for most of my childhood my mother, sister, family exc….were trying to beat this horrible nasty disease without having that strong foundation of a solid family. After an 8 year long battle fighting for her life, being on and off of chemotherapy / radiation, my Mom had finally lost her battle. I was 13 years old just about to be 14. This was obviously a very confusing difficult time in my life and would be for any young girl just getting into her teenage years. I would deal with the pain the only way I knew how which was to escape the pain. I started going to Raves at the age of 15 years old where the music along with the all of the other things which are included when going to a rave, became the way that I coped. Finally after 3 straight years of living my life for the next party, I realized that there was so much more to experience in life. I was ready to really start living. I had finally realized that all these years I had been running to escape the fact that my Mommy wasn’t here any more, in actuality she never really left. Now at 18 years old I was starting to wake up to the fact that my Mom was still here. That her spirit/energy was surrounding and following me where ever I would go. With this new found knowledge I started my musical journey. I knew that I was supposed to make music and share what I had experienced with others. After a 9 year long journey of discovery, learning and living I had finally received the knowledge and experience that was needed to complete my first album. The entire process was so healing for me and I know why. So here I am just days away from the release and my Father has now been told that he has Cancer. He is in the hospital at the moment fighting Lukemia and seems to be responding to the chemotherapy very well. We could really use all of your prayers and positive thoughts. My Dad is a strong man and has a lot of life left to live so I know that with all of your prayers he will get through this. Thank you all for listening. I’ll keep you posted on further progress.
Love, S Jame
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Today marks the first official entry of my weekly journal. I hope that this will give you, all of my fans, a closer look into what my life is like on a daily basis. I am feeling so many different streams of emotions. First, being excited for the release of my album on the 25th of this month! I have waited so long for this moment and to know that it’s actually here feels pretty amazing. Aside from that, I’ve been pretty busy with all of the other things that come along with being a singer in the music biz. This is all pretty new to me so I’m just adjusting to my new busy schedule. I’m a pretty mellow person and find it necessary to take a little time out every day to just breath and relax, so you could say that I am now in the process of transitioning into this new way of life. I’m learning to keep a busy schedule but at the same time remembering the importance of taking a breath here and there to maintain my sanity in this crazy biz. I have realized that in order to take on a job like this, it is 100% crucial to take care of yourself. Thanks all for listening and letting me share. I want to let you all know that I am excited about sharing this process with you.
Much Love to all of you,
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