Singer Songwriter Sam Bergquist Delivers A Compelling Glimpse Into His Musical Psyche With New EP, ‘Wiser Then’

On his new 4 track EP, ‘Wiser Then’, singer songwriter Sam Bergquist leans into his passion for Americana, Acoustic and Folk music, and shares his belief that what is most important in our lives is how we go about our relationships with other people.

Somewhat of a concept EP, with each track relating to the last, ‘Wiser Then’ borrows from the musical and storytelling lyric stylings of the likes of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Yusef/Cat Stevens. Opening single, ‘Do Things Different’, lays out Bergquist’s mission statement, accompanied by acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, and bursts of harmonica. His vocals are passionate and earnest, and lead well into track 2, ‘Am I Wiser?’.

In this second track the Boston-based singer-songwriter takes a introspective look at the past and how things are going – “am I wiser now? Was I wiser then? I wonder where that kid went?”. The track is more prosaic than poetic, feeling like a stream of consciousness.

Track 3, ‘Darlin’, continues with the theme, but this time Bergquist has made peace with his faults, and is ready to move on with his life and relationships. He’s experienced growth, and is at the point of being able to share his life with others, properly.

Final track, ‘You Give Me A Reason’, sees Sam at his most relaxed and reassured. He’s found love, he’s found peace, and he’s content.

‘Wiser Then’ was released on 3 February, and is available to stream on Spotify, and listen to and purchase on Bandcamp. It was produced by Sam Bergquist and Jason Altshuler, and mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering.

You can find out more about Sam Bergquist and his music online on his official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, Bandcamp, and YouTube.

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