SammiZ is an alternative rocker at heart who is currently spreading her wings into the urban and dance genres. Her latest foray into the edgy crossover craft is the single “The Next Whisky Bar” ft. Princess Tyger and Mr. Polo, from the Album “The Other Side of the Coin”. SammiZ has come back from some tough moments in her life – First a difficult fight with illness that almost took her life, she spent 4 years in hospital and in a nursing home. And now with her home and business being damaged in two cat. 5 hurricanes in St. Croix USVI she is working on rebuilding to return there. Currently in the States to regroup and record some more, she has gone on record stating: “I want to bring awareness to the islands suffering, all of the USVI and Puerto Rico.”
The expansive soundscape of “The Next Whisky Bar” ft. Princess Tyger and Mr. Polo, lures the listener into a complex weave of sounds and influences, fusing dance, pop and rock elements with a stylistically varied bevy of vocals and rap. SammiZ’s music is becoming distinctively recognizable with snappy melodies, yearning lyrics and a distinctive urban electro-rock style.
Each track she fires up, reveals a new side of the multi-talented songstress. While taking the listener on an eclectic ride into her private universe, SammiZ’s warm voice lights the sky and shows exactly why the world should be getting ready for her.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Dan Malsch at Soundmine Recording Studios, “The Next Whisky Bar” ft. Princess Tyger and Mr. Polo, sounds extremely clean and lacks the quirky nature and almost childish production of some crossover works currently on the charts, and sounds exceptional.
The sound is crisp, thumping and the transitions between verses and choruses are very smooth. SammiZ projects much of her innovative musical life force into this recording, as she did on her previous single, only this new track came out a whole lot better.
The overall effect is of SammiZ taking different approaches within the song — some of them flirtatious and coy, some of them all-out bombastic. Her persona fluctuates between level-headed pragmatist and playfully risqué, and all the time SammiZ herself is the driving force behind this song, as she never gets lost in the shuffle between the beat, the rapping and the whining guitars.
Ultimately, chunks of “The Next Whisky Bar” ft. Princess Tyger and Mr. Polo cement SammiZ’s place in our current pop crossover realms, and she could very well score a few major hits in the near future if she keeps her momentum going forward and stays on track.