I Am Nice

I Am Nice

by Sammy Brue

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Overview

The full-length debut from the Oregon-born, Utah-based singer/songwriter, I Am Nice is the follow-up to Sammy Brue's 2015 EP, I Don't Want You to Leave. That the latter collection of songs was released when Brue was a mere 14 years old is only pertinent because without that tidbit of info, one could reasonably assume that his 2017 New West debut was the work of a seasoned folk-pop troubadour with an LP or two in the rear-view. Production wise, I Am Nice benefits from a much wider sonic scope than its predecessor, with co-producers John Paul White (Civil Wars) and Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) dressing up Brue's mostly straightforward songs in a little bit of period finery -- the swooning "Was I the Only One" sets its sights on the sock-hop '50s, "I See, I Hear" is a retro-honky tonk weeper, and the lush "I Never Said" is pure countrypolitan. It's not all pastiche, though, with the radio-ready singles "I Know" and "Lay Me Down" invoking the Lumineers and Jason Isbell, and the punk-addled power pop gems "Covered in Blood" and "Control Freak" hitting that sweet spot between wide-eyed wonder and utter disdain that can only be conveyed truthfully via the moist eyes of youth.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/2017
Label: New West Records
UPC: 0607396635726
catalogNumber: 6357
Rank: 218331

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sammy Brue   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping,Oriental Lute
Ken Lewis   Percussion
John Paul White   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Fuzz Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
John Estes   Bass,Pedal Steel Guitar
Jeremy Gibson   Drums,African Drums
Daniel Crisler   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Ben Tanner   Piano,Glockenspiel,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Vibes,Pump Organ,Wurlitzer,Moog Bass,Hammond B3
Maggie Crisler   Percussion,farfisa organ
Jon Estes   Bass,Pedal Steel Guitar
Caleb Elliott   Cello
Kimi Samson   Violin
Brady Gomillion   Bass,Hand Clapping
Jon Mosley   Drums,Hand Clapping
Krista Thornbrue   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping

Technical Credits

John Paul White   Producer
Ben Tanner   Producer,Engineer
Sammy Brue   Composer

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