I never dreamed I’d get to sing with one of the best songwriters of our world today. Much less be able to call him friend. Thank you for you @teddysphotos. (The song we collaborated on for his album comes out tonight at midnight.) Ps, I love you all. (Ps don’t judge me for wearing this outfit 3 days back to back 😭)
lmao hey pops
Thank u all. Love u. Growing with u. Hope u enjoying the new song w mark 🌷. Link in my bio if u ain’t heard it yet.
Dear mark, Thank you for seeing me through my heartache. Being around you has truly reset my personal life on a higher course. I’ve learned poise under pressure and music over everythang. Love u forever friend. Now let’s dance Markus. 😂 “Don’t Leave Me Lonely” available everywhere in 1 hour 🌹. I’ll put the link in my bio soon. (Ps. Love allllllla y’all very much. thank u for the support!)
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone, but especially those who have to be their own mother now. I’m trying my best to live fully and healthily with music; completion of a first project is now in sight. I like to think mom’s proud. . . “Don’t Leave Me Lonely” Mark Ronson joint out May 17th.
I’m so ready to share this album with you. I’ve been tossing & turning every night for the past 3 years because of these songs. I prayed and worked my whole life on keeping these moments to myself until the right time would come to share. Glad I made it this far. Even more thrilled that you’re here. Thank you for waiting — won’t be too long, and I’ll be bringing it on home to you. 💛
New York nights w my brother. Love u more than air drew ❣️
Thank u thank u thank u to the academy. Thank u to the fans. Wouldn’t be here without u. xx
Thank you @adamburrell for being so sweet n doing my makeup today!!! Lots of love 💕 I feel great xx
My pal my guy my friend. Thank God for u. Very fortunate to know you and be inspired by u on the daily. Also thank u for encouraging me to stop drinking so much lol xx big hugs. Cheers to amazing friendships 2019 @jamesfrancies88 (also thanks for writing with me and making my music sound much better than I could ever imagine) you truly are the most genius person I’ve met yet.
What a great place to be the moment I turned 24.. inside a studio with the living legend mr @dhodgeworld. Lots of love and music to come X!!!!!
Royal studios in Memphis ! 📷@cameronbethany 3/362
Pic 1. 2018 definitely got my ass. Lmao it was so tough emotionally, but I never stopped working and learning. I wrote a lotta songs, then spent time working for other artists in order to learn from them before trying to record my own work. Pic 2. The day I sang with PJ @pjmorton , I knew it was the most important music experience for me this year. I don’t think either one of us expected to be nominated for a Grammy! I hope he wins because he took a chance on me when no one knew me and when I didn’t know the right words (lmao). Pic 3. I recorded this song with @rudimentaluk about 2 years ago during my first trip to London. They also invited me in with so much warmth, and I’m so proud their record is out. Listen to this song tonight while u drink. It’s cute or whateva. . . . Also, if u are in the Grammy club, pls vote for PJ, cause I am not signed up lol! But I’m going n takin my daddy as my date. HAPPY NEW YEAR
I love @terrellgrice so much. So relieved I finally met your hilarious ass. You are my fren.
Thank you @jamesfrancies88. Congratulations on your first album release. I’m so happy for you and proud to witness such a special person bringing a project to completion. Cheers to many more x
2 years ago today I sang “my mind” at my first performance ever in New York City. The sofar video. Then I took this goofy ass pic on my friend @iamstephquaye’s phone, so she could save my number n we could be friends lol. Same gal, older voice, different day. I’ll NEVER be able to take credit for the moment that happened in that song. That’s why I never sing it live unless I feel like I have to. It was what I call the Holy Ghost and everything else about me was an absolute mess. I remember hating my vocal take but feeling undeniably close to God. That’s all I had. Many of u know my story, but not many of u know the ridiculous details that traumatized the shit out of me. I’ve had to beg God for the strength to continue life. Today I still surrender everything I have to his will. September 30, 2016.
I’m still broke this is just a nice pic where I look like lord Voldemort if he laid on the beach for a few hours. Wanted to share. X
Had to buy a vinyl version too cause ima play my favorite man on my record player. You are beautiful Sam. And so is ur art Love u
My favorite girl in the world, You are the embodiment of strength and dignity in the face of adversity; You are black power. You are an inspiration to everyone that has passed under the sound of your voice. I never got to meet you, but your records were more than enough for several lifetimes. Aretha Franklin, the holder of soul music, passes on to become one with God. Long live the Queen.
Queen Aretha. Thinking of u praying for u X
To Mark, to Tommy & Rosie, to josh Connor Emma and all the engineers at RAK in London, to Ross my amazing manager, thank you. This week was so fulfilling, thank you for feeding my soul with kindness and beautiful notes. I’ll hold this memory forever. Just wrapped the string arrangement on my next single. #october
lil yebs with the string arrangements 😂👻🐛
I’m so happy everyone’s starting to receive their vinyls. It feels good to put this single behind me with a physical copy. Creative shape-shifting has never been a gift for me. I’ve been through too much to not be myself. I’m completely confused by what it means to call oneself an artist, and the social boundaries it self-entails. But writing, producing, & publishing this song myself showed me the rush of how it feels to evolve, to lend myself to the experience of an emotion’s half life, and to throw myself into the very universe this song questions, regardless of its response. I take it very personally that you bought my record. Thank you.. Cause everyone knows, don’t nobody want vinyls anymore. lmao. Thank you for being apart of my journey. @rossmike @davidwlai @inamarijaubaite 🌲 biggest thanks to @weareplatoon for believing in music. (Link in bio if you want one) (thanks to @r2roycerull for this lovely pic). PS, my next single is damn near ready.