Hailing from Greece, Lefteris Samson, drops his infectiously catchy new single ‘ You Gotta Love Her’. Sounds and production similar to that of Flume and Electric Mantis’, the new single drives a fusion of electro pop and deep cuts of trap. The combination of Samson’s eclectic sounds meshed with uplifting vocals makes this the perfect summertime song.
Music is but one pillar in Leferis Samson’s CV that also includes voiceover acting and filmography. Heritage is a separate music project dedicated to this Lefteris Samson’s Greek heritage and his grandmother. He’s been in the entertainment industry since 2006 with his music career jumpstarting in 2017, Samson is readying his debut album Antigravity Boots that’s due out soon.
GDE: Hey Lefteris, thanks for joining us today & welcome to Global Dance Electronic! Can you introduce yourself to our readers & share a little about your journey to this point?
Thank you so much for having me! I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. At the age of six, my parents took me to the local music school, where I instantly fell in love with music. I studied piano for seven years but dropped out before my master’s degree. I went on to learn guitar and started composing my own music using every piece of equipment, software, anything I could find laying around the house that would work (laughing) – then hip hop came into my life.
At the time (late 90’s) hip hop was flourishing in Greece and as a teenager, it drew me in like a magnet. I was lucky enough to meet and collaborate with DJ’s, MC’s and producers who were already making records and started performing live at local stages, festivals etc. and record at professional studios (wow)!
I knew that whatever I chose to do in my life, I had to stay as close to music as possible. After high school, I studied sound engineering and acoustics and since then among other field related jobs, I worked in numerous music and postproduction studios, until 2011, when I set up my personal studio.
It’s hard for an artist’s catalogue / discography (especially in small markets, like Greece) to fully support a living, that’s why I’ve always had a “real” job to pay the bills. Voice over work and bespoke music for commercials, documentaries and films is what I do by day. By night though – and after the birth of my first son – I decided to start releasing my personal songs to the public. That was back in 2017 and it’s a choice I’ll never regret. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be having this conversation, would we?
GDE: Congrats on your new single ‘You Gotta Love Her’ – can you tell us about the inspiration for the track & how it all came about?
I’m glad you like it! I did too (laughing) when I was composing it for an advertising campaign in Greece. In fact, the agency and the client loved it so much that they asked if I could turn it into a full-length song! After that, the track became a song and when I felt completely free to shape it the way I wanted, everything came into place.
GDE: Describing your signature sound in only three words, what would they be?
That’s tricky, but I’ll give it a try… Antigravity. Borderless. Unexpected.
GDE: You’ve also built an interesting & successful career in TV/Film as a voice-over artist, how did you first get into that line of work?
Since childhood! An uncle of mine owned a dubbing studio at the time, where they did the Greek versions of Disney’s movies and other films for cinema and TV. During a family gathering he noticed my voice and asked if I could do a demo for the movie “Toy Story”. To make a long story short, since then I’ve done dubbing work for many films and as an adult, I’ve been the voice of major TV networks, narrated documentaries and worked on numerous TV and radio commercials. I must be honest. It’s probably the best job in the world and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
GDE: Looking back over your varied career so far, has there been a single achievement or moment that stands out & you’re most proud of?
I have to say, my first single release “My Son”. The feeling of hearing your song on the radio, watching a dream of yours come to life, it’s something unsurpassed. It marks a beginning of a journey. Although it wasn’t the first time to hear a song of mine on the radio, it was completely different because, this time it was a conscious “adult” decision.
GDE: And finally, as we move into the second half of 2021 – do you have any other exclusive news you can share with our readers?
Well, all I can say for now is this: Music, music and more music – is on the way.