The new single Kindness is the first single from the forthcoming second album, Great Journey West. You can hear the single from Friday April 17th 2020 on all streaming platforms. Enjoy the music, stream it and, above all else, be kind to each other!


Samuel Escher will be releasing two new studio albums in 2020, alongside 6 standalone singles written specifically for streaming.

I have been busy writing through the winter and now comes the time to share new music with you. I am very excited to announce that I will be releasing two new albums this year. The first, is the follow-up record in my Wilderness series. The album, titled Migration, will be released in the autumn with the lead single, Seasons, coming out in the summer.

The second, Prairie Lights Vol. 1 is a meditative drone piece recorded on the Blackland Prairie in Texas. It is my first instrumental album and focuses on using the soundscape of the prairie and instrumentation to create a tranquil place for escape, even if only for an hour. I will be uploading this with the equinox.

I will also be releasing six standalone singles at varying times throughout the year. I have been writing in the folk, pop and electronic genres and I am excited to share these singles with you. Not an album, just good old-fashioned singles for the streaming.

I look forward to sharing music with you in 2020 and hope you’ll stick around..



Samuel Escher’s debut album Wilderness is entered into two categories at the 18th Independent Music Awards.

I’m excited to announce that Wilderness is being considered in both the folk-singer songwriter and concept album of the year categories at the forthcoming 18th Independent Music Awards. The Awards will be held in New York City in June 2020 and I will be sure to update you if the record receives a nomination!


In the true spirit of independence, I have opened my own store on Etsy! Over the coming weeks I will be adding limited editions of my poetry, music, art and other creations and I invite you to go over and have a browse. This is your first stop for my work and, as always, if you have questions or you’re looking for something special send a message. Enjoy the store!


As I am currently playing shows in the United States, I just want to say Happy Thanksgiving and a big thank-you for the support I’m receiving stateside! Hope everyone has a great day and stay tuned for show and new album info in 2020!


I have just finished recording my second album, Migration and intend to release that in 2020. With that in mind, I’ve decided to re-release Wilderness in October 2019 to build on the great year I’ve already had. Building a profile as a small, independent artist is a slow process and the re-release coincides with a small, intimate tour that I have been organising. I always intended to release singles from Wilderness but was not in the position to do that through the earlier part of the year. So, I will be releasing Wilderness and the first single, Embers, on October 4th 2019, followed by two further singles to support the re-release. Those who have already bought the album will be able to download the re-release for free and I will also be releasing a limited-run of vinyl which will be available from my website, Bandcamp and on the tour.


Samuel Escher’s debut album Wilderness is in the running for Scottish Album of the Year 2019.

The album, released January 11th 2019, joins the eligibility list with the entries closing on the 31st May. The award longlist will be announced in July and the shortlist a month later.

Follow Samuel’s progress, and check out the other fantastic artist’s in the prize, by clicking the SAY Awards logo.


I am pleased to announce I will be doing an acoustic tour throughout the UK in Autumn. Going to be playing 15 dates and announcing these shortly. Very excited to finally take Wilderness out on the road!



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