"Free Falling" derived by a conversation I was having with a friend of mine. Discussing how he was falling in love first during a blossoming friendship. I then proclaimed: "just jump" (free fall) and hope that she catches you. It's rare that a man falls harder and first in relationships. I found it refreshing." - Leigh Bush
To take a listen of the new single click here Leigh Bush's debut EP, "Leigh Bush" was released onTuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 and is currently available for download on iTunes. Examiner had the opportunity to catch up with Leigh Bush to discuss his new EP, performing again, and why he decided to change his name from Sammie. Read my full interview with Mr. Leigh Bush below:
Examiner: How have you been since the last time we talked?
Leigh Bush: “I've been amazing, growing as a man, an artist & simply enjoying all that life has to offer.”
Examiner: Where did Leigh Bush come from, and why did leave “Sammie” behind?
Leigh Bush: “I didn't leave Sammie behind. I am Sammie forever and always. Leigh Bush is just my expansion of the Sammie brand. And it's also my middle and last name. As I'm evolving, I too felt it was time for the brand to evolve.”
Examiner: What was your inspiration behind this project, “Leigh Bush” and what do you want your fans to take away from it?
Leigh Bush: “I wanted to create timeless, substance and passionate music. Something that the people can feel. Something 10 or 20 years from now they can still play and enjoy.”
Examiner: Using three adjectives how would you describe the EP?
Leigh Bush: “Passionate. Vulnerable. Honest.”
Examiner: Your new single, “Free Falling” talks about a man falling harder in a relationship, has this happened to you in the past?
Leigh Bush: “I actually wrote that record based off of a friend's experience. In my experience, the female's usually reciprocates the emotions in which I share.”
Examiner: Do you think as you grow and your music grows, are you able to show a more vulnerable side of yourself?
Leigh Bush: “Indeed, it's the best way to be now; open and transparent. The fans want to feel me, so I give them that.”
Examiner: You performed at the monthly Sol Village event at New York’s famed SOB’s, how was the performance?
Leigh Bush: “SOB's was amazing. The energy was awesome, the live band and the fans sang word for word with me. Even the new material in which I can truly appreciate. I loved every second of it.”
Examiner: If you had to pick one track, what track would you want everyone to hear from the EP and why?
Leigh Bush: “Free Falling- it's so honest and refreshing coming from a male. Female's need to have hope again when it pertains to true love.”
Examiner: How was the recording/creative process different than your last project Insomnia?
Leigh Bush: “Insomnia- had a theme, simply because I was suffering from it. The Leigh Bush project, I was freer to create as I pleased. And since it was only four songs I was able to spend a little more time on each record to make sure it was impactful and fulfilling.”
Examiner: What do you think will most surprise your fans about “Leigh Bush?”
Leigh Bush: “I think my fans will w surprised about my growth as a songwriter, vocal arranger and vocalist. I'm getting better still. Aspiring to be considered one of the greatest in my generation.”
Examiner: Lastly, what can your fans look forward to with the release of “Leigh Bush?”
Leigh Bush: “Fans can look forward to innovation with this project. Creating my own lane; opening the avenue for true R&B again. It's time to bring real music back and I want to be the one to resurrect it.”