You have got to love this totally 80’s vibe dripping from Samantha Urbani first single “1 2 3 4”. Samantha Urbani is known for being the charismatic founder and leader of New York based Friends as well as collaborating alongside Dev Hynes, the guy we witness rise to gigantic heights last year with Blood Orange… Anyway, that’s to say she isn’t a complete unknown for once and not unfamiliar with the scene.
She just released “1 2 3 4” her very first debut solo work under her own name. If you liked Madonna in the early 80’s, you’ll definitely dig Urbani‘s funky debut track. With plenty of congas, horns and the most infectious hook you’ve heard all week appear.
Samantha Urbani wrote and co-produced the track all on her own. With Dev Hynes contributing to piano and horn arrangements. Samantha Urbani says of the track :
Parts were recorded on the Metro North train from New Haven to Grand Central, in Dev’s old East Village apartment, in Samantha’s secret hermit home, in Matt’s Bushwick shred palace, and in Sam’s Hollywood dungeon studio.