Choctaw-American artist Samantha Crain has shared a new single and video, Pastime, which is from her forthcoming album, A Small Death, out July 17 via Ramseur Records/Thirty Tigers and Real Kind Records/Communion Records.
A Small Death finds the Oklahoma-based artist confronting decades of grief, trauma, and an incapacitating physical pain which left her home in bed and barely able to perform or play an instrument.
The video was also directed by Crain herself, who explains “The video was meant to be a celebration of the community of the town I live in, Norman, Oklahoma, as well as a nod to the capture of improvisation. Spontaneity is often forgotten as a great tool and teller of stories and I wanted to have a day of filming the wonderful people in my community remembering and exercising the flustering and freeing practice of ‘just winging it.’”
Watch / stream it here. Pre-order the album here.