2018 was a monumental debut year for Australian writer and producer Sam Phay. After performing to millions of listeners on Triple J’s Like a Version and performing at the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Festival, Phay wrapped up the year with his debut release, ‘Trace’ and played his debut show supporting JEFFE to a packed out room in Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel.
After finding success on steaming in both Australia and Europe, Phay kicked off 2019 with his second single, ‘Fool’. It was no surprise that the track followed the online success of Trace and received features in Spotify AU/NZ playlists New Music Friday, Top Shelf Electronic and New Dance Beats as well as iTunes Australia Best of the Week. His live video of ‘Fool’ was featured in US blog Comeherefloyd and will be followed by his third single, anthemic-electronic track Hell or High Water, which showcases Sam’s renowned, impressive vocal.
24 year-old Phay spent the most part of 2018 writing with some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in Australia. Earlier in the year he received news that a track he co-wrote and vocal featured on with Kuren, ‘Never Enough’, was being released, which was followed by an invitation to perform on Triple J’s Like A Version and at the Sydney Opera House. After an indomitable performance and the streaming success of ‘Never Enough’, industry buzz for Sam Phay ensued.
After spending the past eight years fronting rock bands, Phay took the next step in his career and opened himself up to the world of songwriting. Making his mark at APRA AMCOS Specific Music’s 50 Songs in 5 Days songwriting camp alongside Woodes, KLP, Montaigne, JEFFE, GAUCI, Samsaruh, Thief, Thelma Plum and many more.