Samia

Samia

 New York, New York, USA
BandPopRock

Often described as a “female Steven Tyler”, Samia is quickly becoming known for her larger-than-life vocal prowess and raw, passionate performances. Samia delivers the full package with her powerful and sultry vocals, charisma and bold sexuality along with her upbeat, pulsating rock sound.

Biography

Samia Mounts was born into a military family in Germany and raised on an army post in Seoul, Korea. She began singing at a very early age, and gave her first live performance for an audience of 500 when she was only five. She began writing her own songs soon after and has never stopped. Music has always been her first passion and greatest love.

After working as a back-up singer and voice actor in New York City for five years, Samia started her band in fall 2012 and began crafting her sound as a solo artist. With influences such as Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin Shirley Manson, and P!NK, Samia's music and voice are a unique blend of pop, rock, blues, and soul. Her songs are written from her own experiences, and the thread that runs through all of her music and live performances is a passionate authenticity that infuses every song with meaning and life. When Samia sings, she sings with her soul, and she sings her truth.

That raw passion is why she's been described as the "female Steven Tyler" and is often compared to artists such as Freddie Mercury and Tina Turner. Samia's flair for the theatrical, intense emotional power, and thrilling vocal range are the reasons she was able to debut her new band at the famous Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in November 2012. Since then, she and her band have played to packed houses at New York City hotspots including Arlene's Grocery and the Bitter End.

Samia is also openly queer and a passionate LGBTQ activist. Her new track about marriage equality, "We Have The Right," will be available on all major music platforms on June 18 and will be included as a bonus track on her upcoming self-titled EP.

Samia will release her debut EP on July 16, 2013.

Discography

Samia EP