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WATCH: Sam Phelps, “Leavin'”

Oct 14, 2021

WATCH: Sam Phelps,

Artist: Sam Phelps
Hometown: Southern Kentucky
Song: “Leavin’”
EP: Hunter Springs Road
Release Date: November 4, 2021

In Their Words: “I wrote ‘Leavin” after binge watching a documentary series I randomly discovered on YouTube called Soft White Underbelly. This photographer, Mark Laita, would go around and interview different sex workers from Skid Row. It was heartbreaking, but I just could not stop watching. It reminded me of my situation growing up in a small town outside of Appalachia and the feeling of just being trapped there. There’s no way to come out of it, no opportunity. A lot of people say they want to leave, but there’s no follow through. Either because of some strange comfort, or just not having any clue how to. So you end up walking around with all these ghosts in your pocket, which most people never overcome.” — Sam Phelps

Photo credit: Courtney Sultan

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