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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // April 9, 2021
Whether you’re happily single or in a committed relationship, Sam MacPherson is the heartbreaker who can’t seem to stop making us fall head over heels instantly. Considering his musical upbringing, it’s no surprise that MacPherson is cementing himself as the best new artist of 2021. Without further ado, prepare to absolutely lose your mind by MacPherson’s irresistible new single, “Last Minute.”
Between the nostalgic slide guitars and electrifying keys, “Last Minute” is an unbelievably charming cut that’ll sweep you off your feet in no time. It’s almost as if MacPherson has mastered the technique behind crafting the perfect breakup song, which is exactly what “Last Minute” is. By the end of this stunning track, we can’t help but swoon over MacPherson’s utterly charming vocals.
On “Last Minute,” Sam MacPherson exclusively shared with us,
“‘Last Minute’ narrates a romance between two people that unfolds just as their time living on the same coast, ends.”
The Hidden Hits has your first listen of “Last Minute” below:
To celebrate the release of his new music, we recently chatted with Sam MacPherson about
HH: Considering the fact that you grew up in a musical household, could you ever see yourself not pursuing music?
SM: Weirdly enough, at one point I was in college playing Division 1 soccer and studying nursing. Obviously, both of those things are working out well for me now.
HH: Your vocals are OUT OF THIS WORLD. How did you develop your vocal tone? What’s your vocal routine?
SM: Thank you! I spent a lot of time in sound dampening music rooms in college just singing really loud and sounding really bad. I think that’s good for anyone who’s learning how to sing. I always think about how important it was for me to have the luxury of testing my own limits without the fear of someone hearing me. My vocal routine is singing “Songs in the Key of Life” front to back three to four times.
HH: “Last Minute” revolves around a romance that comes to a steady stop as two people drift apart from each other. Was this inspired by your personal experience? What was it like to recall the events that led to this track?
SM: It was definitely a personal experience. Writing about a moment like that was so fun because it was almost happening in real-time. I wasn’t reaching too far into the past to find emotions to draw from… it was more like, ‘Hey, this happened last week.’
HH: Long distance relationships may not be successful for some people, but others are able to make it work–regardless of the physical distance. What’s your advice for those who are currently struggling in their long distance relationships?
SM: I think any relationship has a lot to do with energy economics and asking yourself and the other person, “How much are you willing to put into this?” Long distance relationships are no different. They’re more emotionally taxing naturally, but I think that you can make anything work. It just takes genuine energy.
HH: Between the teeth clenching percussion and irresistible bass lines, “Last Minute” is everything we could’ve asked for. Do you think this stunning cut will become a fan favorite?
SM: It’s been mind blowing to see so many people on social media react to little clips of the song months and months before it was out. I think it’s got a good shot! Also, thank you. I’m so stoked you like it!
HH: What’s the craziest thing someone has texted you on your public phone number?
SM: Maybe a boring answer but honestly, everyone who’s reached out has been absolutely nothing but kind and generous with their messages. It’s been so nice to be able to directly thank people who are constantly supporting me. It’s very cool.
HH: If you could perform anywhere in the world, where would you pick? Who would be your openers?
SM: Madison Square Garden. No openers; I’d get right to the point and have all my friends come out and play a superset with me.
HH: What are your hidden hits?
SM: “Everything to Everyone” – Ben Kessler
“My Only Mistake” – ELLIANA
“We Made it.” – David Hugo