Sam Brookes has been down into the depths, only to re-emerge with a firm fixation on the beauty and
light that can be found in the everyday. He’s been pushed through grief, loss, and heartbreak, using
music as a tool to piece himself back together, and to find a forward path.
But it hasn’t always been easy. 2014’s ‘Kairos’ was named one of the year’s standout recordings by the
Independent, with Sunday Times acclaiming Sam as a Breaking Act. Meanwhile his soaring, multi-
octave voice – often compared to Tim Buckley – stands as one of the most expressive instruments in
British music. Folk-meets-jazz twisting and turning at the outer reaches of the singer-songwriter role,
his music is confessional in the most explicit way – and new album ‘Black Feathers’ is as honest as it