Updated: May 14
Upcoming artist BEGINNERS also known as Sam Barbera began her musical journey at the age of 12 when she started playing guitar. She gravitated towards the punk and hardcore scene, which made her a bit out of place in the Indiana farm town she grew up in. “I loved bands like Black Flag, NOFX, Subhumans, Descendents, etc and desperately wanted to start a band, but my best girlfriends didn’t really play,” she remembers. And the boys in town who were in bands weren’t punk enough for the young Barbera, who turned instead to her musician parents to teach her Misfits and Metallica solos after school. It wasn’t until after college that Barbera would start playing in bands, mostly as a bassist, before she finally started taking on the role of lead singer. After some years both playing in bands and leading them, sometimes embracing or constrained by specific genres, with BEGINNERS Sam Barbera has found an outlet to completely follow the whims of her creativity as a musician. “I really allow myself to go wherever I want to now creatively,” she explains. “I let myself cross genres and I’m not afraid to experiment with my sound anymore.” That freedom can be heard in her newest music, as she moves fluidly through elements of pop, trap, and punk. The experience she says, “has been super fun and liberating to play with.” Following the release of her newest single "Can't Get Enough"along with a music video, projects an amazing track that will certainly capture you. Starting the track with an upbeat sound leading onto her full and loud vocals she completes the track fully. Explaining the track further the music video was inspired by the dance sequence at the end of the final episode of Euphoria. “The main character is being carried around by all these dancers who are flipping her around beautifully,” explains Barbera, “and that perfectly expresses that feeling of obsession and addiction.” But she wanted to avoid imagery that might lean towards the darker side of such a theme. “‘Can't Get Enough’ is not a negative interpretation of being addicted to something/someone, but rather the phase when you're high on it and craving more and it's all consuming. In a sexy, exciting way that leaves you out of control.” To the vocals and production, this track will truly have you dancing. Being just perfect for a day out on the beach or hanging out with some friends. Go stream "Can't Get Enough"!