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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // July 11, 2022
Based in Dublin, Sammy Copley is a rising singer-songwriter who’s been finding major success in Ireland, but it’s about time the rest of the world gets to bask in his heartfelt music. Having just announced his first headline show, Copley has surely come a long way since posting his YouTube covers at age 14. Holding absolutely nothing back, Copley dives incredibly deep with his emotive new single, “Little Box.”
Opening with tranquil strumming, “Little Box” eases into Copley’s wholesome vocals that’ll have you hooked instantly. Written about the dire need to meet someone else’s expectations of him, “Little Box” has Copley eventually realizing how foolish he’d been to change himself for someone wildly unworthy. More than anything, Copley wants “Little Box” to help you recognize how special you are and to not make the same mistake he did.
On “Little Box,” Sammy Copley explained,
“‘Little Box’ is a song about trying to get someone to like you, even though you’d probably be better off without them. It’s about making yourself smaller to fit into their narrow expectations of you, and reimagining even their most hurtful behavior as being an expression of love. By the end, though, it’s more about breaking out of the box than anything else.”