The last time I wrote about Emma Sameth, I was fixated on the relationship between myself, my DTLA abode, and the surrounding cityscape’s breadth of fascinating nighttime sights. Today, I find myself in a much different frame of mind as I’m posted up in Thousand Oaks. There’s a pool and sprawling garden in the foreground of my view, the background accented by rolling hills, all encompassed by an overwhelming wave of heat. Unlike the chill of Sameth’s “2AM” and summer nights, it’s over 100 degrees as I spin her fiery new collaboration.
Produced by Sinner’s Heist, “Up In Flames” is an aptly named track as it swells with buzzing tension until a grandiose drop marks its breaking point while Sameth’s performance serves an equally proper foil. Her vocals are delicate even when the track reaches its peak, always remaining impeccably melodic. The balance of Sinner’s Heist and Sameth’s is thus highly applicable to my current digs; even when surrounded by intense heat, the ever-consistent beauty of bright flowers and towering palm trees remains.
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