Sam Wills shines on silky ‘Sweet Distraction’ ft Kofi Stone & Jake Milliner


3 of the hottest new school UK soul artists unite for the effortlessly silky ‘Sweet Distraction’, released through MNRK UK / Nxtgen Records.

Sam Wills splices his brand of UK indie soul with jazz-tinged hiphop artist Kofi Stone & beat maker Jake Milliner to bring a late night offering that’s as introspective as it is seductive.

Sam explains: “For me Sweet Distraction is about finding an escape from feelings of self doubt and lack of purpose. This song was the first thing I made when I was feeling a bit lost after my debut album dropped, and helped me reconnect with my creativity.”

Kofi adds: “Sam’s voice is like butter & Jake’s beats are like the finest bread so the two married together was a match made in musical heaven, I was honoured when Sam reached out. As soon as I heard it I wanted in. I was able to relive a memory of a love interest during my university days on this record.”

Sam currently has over 1.4M monthly listeners with Traingazing hitting 2.5M Spotify streams a month, being heavily used on IG & TikTok for anything from Relationship Goals to Beautiful Holiday Breaks to Food videos & more.

Previous support for Sam includes BBC Radio 1s Chillest Record, BBC Radio 2’s Jamie Cullum, touring the US with Jordan Rakei + over 100 playlists of Spotify support Soul ‘n’ the City, Acoustic Soul, Next Wave Soul, Poolside Grooves, Soultronic, Spotify & Chill, Cafe Chillout, R&B UK, Alternative R&B and NMF UK.

‘Sweet Distraction’ (MNRK UK / Nxtgen Records) – 25th November

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