Bristol-based artist Samantha Lindo releases soulful new single ‘Underside’

Samantha Lindo is a Bristol based soul, UK jazz and trip-hop artist of mixed Jamaican heritage making waves both locally and nationally. Her voice has been described by the Bristol Post as “hauntingly flawless which has crowds mesmerised within seconds”.

Her debut single Turn & Leave was showcased nationally on the BBC Sounds Hot List in November 2019, curated by BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music. And now Samantha Lindo returns with a heartfelt new single Underside, beautifully delivered by her soulful voice that gives life and emotion to each syllable. The song carries an important message for anyone fighting mental illness.

The song celebrates the value of speaking from ‘the Underside’, the place of suffering that we would sometimes prefer to conceal and mask.The track was written for my friend who was struggling. I wanted to welcome and celebrate her honesty and vulnerability as it is those things that both deepen relationships and also start to heal the hurt and the video, through a simple performance, maps the journey out of this shadowy isolation”.

To celebrate their shared process of recovery and friendship, Samantha and her friend Rebecca Jackson (a now practicing counsellor, psychotherapy masters student and budding author) will be producing an artists Q&A and podcast at the launch, supported by Time to Change, a national campaign led by charities Mind and Rethink, which is committed to ending mental health stigmatisation.

Inspired by Celeste, Michael Kiwanuka, Yasmine Lacey and fellow artists in the new wave of UK jazz, as well as as old school soul legend ​Etta James and spoken word prophetess ​Kate Tempest, Samantha harnesses the intrinsic power and beauty of the female vocal.​​​​ We can’t wait to hear more of her in 2020!

Underside is now available on all major platforms.