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SAM HAGUE

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW SAM HAGUE WHAT HAPPENED?

Hiya Sam, thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you? 

I have always been a big music fan from an early age. I was always writing my own stuff as a kid rather than learn other peoples songs (even though the latter’s quality was by far superior) so I think no matter what I think I would have headed down a musical route.

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

I started singing when I was really young and always doing school musicals and things. I do have a big musical theatre background. I was around 9 when I first picked up a guitar and probably wrote my first song when I was 12 or so and then only took me 12 years to release my first song back in 2021.

What was life like for you before music?

Before music I was probably kicking a football around the park with my mates and failing to hit the crossbar (I still can’t). Before I started releasing songs though, I was originally going down an acting route and then lockdown completely changed that.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

There are too many to choose from but a lot of the songs come from being in my dads car. The genre would always vary though it would go from Oasis to Queen then to Ben Howard and Paulo Nutini. There was a cheeky Nickelback phase as well if I remember rightly.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

I feel at the moment I have found the genre I really enjoy making music in and am really proud of the things I have managed to do so far. The industry itself is literally luck of the draw and people measure success in so many different ways whether that be money, numbers, fans but I always say what would 14 year old Sam think about where I am right now. I  think he would just be buzzed that there are people actually listening to the things he wrote in his bedroom and that’s the thing I always have in the back of my mind.

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry? 

To never take the little things for granted.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

My first word was quack, I am actually an international super spie with the code name 0007, and pizza and Guinness is the way to my heart. 

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

Time and money. So simple but so true. I know that’s technically 2 things but they come hand in hand.

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

Yeah I do. A big thing for me is I think the world needs to not take itself too seriously in some ways and just learn to laugh a lot more. Obviously there are things going on in the world which are awful and wrong on many levels, but because of that I think finding the little moments where you can laugh have never been more important.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

Not particularly. I like to think we went to the moon.

What was the worst experience on stage?

I think my worst experience on stage was when I was doing a show once and I really wasn’t feeling well and my voice really wasn’t there and I went sing my first note and literally nothing came out and I had another 40 minutes to go. It wasn’t pretty. So if you were in the audience I do apologise.

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about. 

I’m actually really awkward. Like really. 

What are the next steps you plan to take reach the next level?

To keep grinding hard and enjoying the journey then hopefully that feeds into people listening and we build from there. 

Whats your thoughts on Elon Musks contribution to the world?

I don’t really know enough about him to be honest. I did prefer the name twitter though. X just doesn’t have the same ring to it. I do miss that blue bird.

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

I do! My new single FINE released a few weeks ago and it actually ended up hitting the number 1 spot in the itunes singer songwriter charts. Fine is a juxtaposition of a song! Whilst the melody is quite upbeat and has that summer indie feel to it, the lyrics are actually more on the sad side. I want this track to really bring that festival vibe and be ready for people to play during the summer but also I think people will be able to really relate to what the song is about on a personal level aswell. 

What was the recording process like?

After sitting on my guitar one afternoon “FINE” literally came out of nowhere and was one of those songs that is fully formed in 10 minutes. Me and my producer Jack Murphy then formed the song taking inspiration from artist such as the The Killers.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

To just be patient and not to force anything. I had a bit of writers block in the year but eventually all it takes is just sitting with a guitar and it will come.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

Nope! Nothing! Nada!

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Go check out my music pretty please and if you like it cool! I have an EP coming out later this year so look out for that. Have a great day everyone and stay classy I guess.

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