Release Date: Jun 1, 2018
Record label: Saddle Creek Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Summer's here and the time is ripe for a bright and breezy indie pop record with hidden depths to take up residence on our stereos and invade our ears and hearts. As luck would have it, Sam Evian provides us with just one such record with You, Forever. Even as he's proclaiming "I don't care, I don't care anymore, not like before" on the conversational chorus of opener "IDGAF," he's doing so with such joyful abandon that it's hard not to want some of what he's having.
The term "soft-rock" has pejorative connotations. It brings to mind purgatorial waiting rooms and melodies that are almost offensive in their calculated inoffensiveness. On You, Forever, his second record as Sam Evian, Celestial Shore singer and guitarist Sam Owens offers rock songs about vulnerability and desire that are gentle and sweet but avoid the most saccharine tendencies of soft rock.