The new single Samson by singer/songwriter Lauren Hashian and Grammy-nominated recording artist Naz Tokio grabs attention on every level. Two striking images insist on further exploration of the musical content, with a compelling collage visually conveying the artists’ collaborative work. The title of the track also sparks interest, immediately prompting thoughts about tapping into personal strength before the talented pair takes the theme in directions that resonate with further enlightenment.
Music Expressing Strength and Light Even in the Dark
The power of music is its ability to strike an emotional chord and communicate the highs as well as the lows of human experience. This new single goes straight to the heart of all the ways life can test our inner strength, along with our reactions.
“Naz and I wanted to show the balance of tender versus powerful in this song,” says Lauren Hashian. “Samson represents how we can be vulnerable and go through moments that make you lose trust or faith but also how we rise from the ashes, find our strength and light even through all the dark.”
Lauren Hashian is an independent song-writer and artist from Boston who has been performing, writing and working in music for 15 years. She spent several years at Warner Music Group and in Paramount Film’s music department before focusing on song-writing and working directly with recording artists. Her songs have been featured on networks like HBO (Ballers), TNT and UPN.
In addition, the artist’s single Go Hard was used as an official song for the WNBA’s 2017 season. Lauren wrote the treatment for and produced the Samson music video, which is her second music video as an artist. A major influence in Lauren’s music has been her father, Sib Hashian, the original drummer for the rock-group Boston.
Song Reminding Others of Loyalty While Fighting Shared Battles
Sometimes, music can help others understand that they are not alone in their battles. The theme of this new single is particularly successful in conveying steadfast loyalty, even during the most trying times.
“Samson is a song about reminding a person you love that they are worthy, beautiful, and powerful – especially in times of weakness,” says Naz Tokio. “It’s a reminder that you are there to fight their battles right alongside them …their warrior and their protector kissing their demons away.”
Naz Tokio has written songs for artists including T.I., Iggy Azalea and Diplo, to name a few. A Grammy-nominated singer and recording artist, Naz has songs featured in Films such as Paramount’s Daddy’s Home 2 and One for The Money with Cee Lo Green. Her song Save Me went 2x Platinum.
Naz is also a cast member on the upcoming E! network television show, Evan & Ashlee, debuting September 9, 2018. She recently shot another music video for an upcoming single, which will be distributed by Pitbull’s record label Mr.305, an imprint under SONY records.
Recently Released Track to Be Featured in Upcoming HBO Series
The newly released track will be featured in an upcoming episode in HBO’s comedy series, BALLERS Season 4. Samson follows Hashian’s 2017 release, “Go Hard,” a collaboration with Walter French, which was selected by ESPN as an official song for the 2017 WNBA season.
The powerful new single was produced by Mike Zombie, mastermind behind Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” and DJ Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More” featuring Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Jay-Z and French Montana.
Samson is available now for purchase and stream on digital platforms here: Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon | Google Play. After you listen to the new single, post your reactions on Artsphoria International Magazine.