Exclusive Premiere: Sammy Kay, ‘Saints and Sinners’
With a sort of grit in his voice that’s reminiscent of Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen and the lesser-known -- but equally as important -- Pete Berwick, New Jersey’s Sammy Kay forges an unforgettable listening experience on his debut album, Fourth Street Singers. Set for release in March, Diffuser is thrilled to give fans an early taste of what to expect with the record's lead single, "Saints and Sinners." Check it out in the audio player below.
Working with the Bouncing Souls’ Pete Steinkopft at Little Eden Studios, Fourth Street Singers features cameos from all over the musical world, including members of the Slackers, Rancid’s touring band and more. "Saints and Sinners" seems to perfectly capture Kay's diverse taste in the span of four minutes.
"'Saints and Sinners' is actually one of the oldest songs in my book. I wrote it on a fire escape in Lower Manhattan about five years ago," Kay tells us. "It has been in the set of every band I've been in, but never made it onto a record -- until now."
"The song actually wasn't going to make the cut until Brian McGee [Plow United, Molly and the Zombies] came in and played the harmonica on it," he explains. "I’m stoked about how it turned a song that was lost into one of my favorites on the record."
Fourth Street Singers hits the streets on March 10th via Panic State Records. Kay has several live shows scheduled including a run with the Gaslight Anthem. You can check out his full itinerary -- and stay up-to-date with everything happening in his world -- at his official Facebook page.