Sam Levin – “First World Problems” (Single)

Kaitlin Ruether, 9 months ago
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I’ve been following Sam Levin since his 2017 debut Frame of Mind, so I was excited to see that he’s soon to drop his second album, I Am. Once again, the teenaged multi-instrumentalist has created a song woven with complexity that finds a pop-tinged unity, but with “First World Problems”, it feels as though the artist is allowing himself to relax a little, have a little more fun with his sound.

Having previously drawn comparisons to Kings of Leon and The Head and the Heart, Sam Levin adds a dose of Weezer to his sound and allows his personality to flow through. “There was no food left in the house,” he sings, “so I made myself a sandwich.” He follows that familiar complaint with advice: “maybe we should all think twice before complaining.” Where previously Levin was creating music that evoked a maturity for his young age, he is now embracing his youthfulness — even switching into dynamic spoken moments on the track: “Remember when he peed his pants because he saw a raccoon? (But it was really just a dog!)”.

“First World Problems” shows a fresh side of Sam Levin, but continues to put melody and lyrical prowess first. This is certainly an exciting lead to what is sure to be an exciting sophomore album.


I Am is set to be released in Spring of 2018. To hear more from Sam Levin, you can find him on his website, SoundCloud, and Facebook page. You can also follow him on Twitter.

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