Johanna Samuels – ‘Ugly On The Inside’

Johanna Samuels announces new album Bystander / Releases lead single ‘Ugly On The Inside’

Ugly On The Inside
Johanna Samuels image via David-Simon Dayan

Bystander was produced by Josh Kaufman (of Bonny Light Horseman; who’s worked with The Hold Steady, Bob Weir, and Cassandra Jenkins).

Alongside news of her forthcoming album Bystander Los Angeles-based folk musician Johanna Samuels has released the lead single from the album. Entitled ‘Ugly On The Inside,’ the song is a shimmering slice of folk-pop driven by Samuels’ measured voice.

“This song is a combination of both my inner demons and some experiences that shook me emotionally,” she explains. “I can’t control the fact that unkind self-talk, thoughts and fears always have the capacity to emerge. This was the beginning of me learning to surrender to all of it and let it pass through and make space for quiet and joy. In many ways, it’s a song about owning yourself and coming into your own power.”

‘Ugly On The Inside’ is available to listen to today on all streaming services. Bystander will be released on June 23rd via Jealous Butcher Records.

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