Elektra Signs Sam MacPherson

LA by-way-of New Jersey singer-songwriter and producer Sam MacPherson has signed to Elektra Records in partnership with Group Projects. MacPherson released his new single “Backseat (All I Got)” in tandem with announcing his major label signing. It’s a powerful, haunting song about a relationship dissolving, which you can check out HERE.

Hailing from Red Bank, the artist absorbed the no-nonsense New Jersey spirit from his surroundings, while his songwriter father gave him a love for music. At college, he taught himself how to play guitar, produce, write songs, and record on his own, approaching music with the same grit and determination he brought to athletics as a D1 soccer player. Through a nuanced approach, unclouded lens, and unfiltered honesty, he’s quietly affirmed himself as a notable artist on the ascent with tens of millions of streams and views, 1.5M+ monthly Spotify listeners, and a dedicated following of fans.

Following early uploads such as “No Bad Memories,” Sam gained traction as an independent artist with the alluring, heartbreaking single “Routine” in 2021. Beyond landing on coveted playlists, it generated 6M+ streams and garnered praise among music blogs. He also served up the Songs for Sam EP highlighted by “Last Minute,” which lit up TikTok and surpassed 10M streams. He carried this momentum into 2022 with singles like “Crash Course” and “Rookie.” Simultaneously, he emerged as a sought-after collaborator behind-the-scenes for Stephen Sanchez, Jonah Kagen, Garrett Nash, and more. He notably co-wrote “Heartbreak Hall of Fame” for Quinn Lewis and “You” for VINCINT. Moreover, he shared stages with Chelsea Cutler and labelmate Jake Scott.  Making his major label debut with Elektra, MacPherson’s vision only crystallizes on a series of singles and much more music to come.