Spoonuel (a/k/a Sam Poon) is an old friend of The Static Dive. Sam has appeared on these pages before for both his solo work and through his collaboration with girlfriend, Chloe Berry. Sam is a 19 year-old actor and musician living in New York City. Although still young, he is an industry veteran with a résumé which would be the envy of any artist twice his age.
As ‘Spoonuel’ he has been producing and recording his own original music since he was 14 years old. He sang backup for Train, Foster The People and he has worked with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Sam has even performed at Carnegie Hall and is currently a member of the Original Broadway Cast of Sing Street, in which he plays electric guitar, keys, piano and acts in the role of Eamon.
“Only Took A While” is the brand new single from Spoonuel, released to all major streaming services on February 12, 2021. Sam has a knack for creating anachronistic music that exists a bit displaced from our shared reality. On his earlier single “A Manic Hello” he conjured a surreal 70’s vibe. On his new single, Sam takes us to Tin Pan Alley in the 20’s. Which 20’s is the question; 1920’s, 2020’s, 2120’s? The answer is all and none of the above. This quirky little love song has a vibe out of time, and that is exactly what Spoonuel had in mind.
This song is my attempt at putting the listener in a different world. Musically, I wanted it to sit somewhere out of time. The song feels old but not retro. I wrote it about the pain and perils of love, but how at the end of the day having someone you trust and love by your side is still worth it.Sam Poon (Spoonuel)
Check out “Only Took A While,” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Spoonuel and get in the loop on all of his upcoming projects, including the video for this song due to drop on Valentine’s Day.