JIM AND SAM ‘Make Space For The Stranger’ on New EP Out September 30
July 7, 2022 BY Danielle Romeo
Los Angeles-based duo Jim and Sam return with “Space for the Stranger,” the title track from their forthcoming EP, out September 30th. On Space for the Stranger, the pair congregate around wistful harmonies, intimate lyrics, and unshakable melodies as they journey into becoming parents for the first time during the height of the worldwide hiatus. Available across digital retailers tomorrow (July 8), the single explores the physical and mental space they needed to make as they were preparing to welcome their daughter, Hazel.
Sam says, “It was late at night, and we were tearing apart our home studio, turning it into a nursery, and playing the ‘remember that time on tour’ game. The next morning, I walked downstairs, and Jim was sitting at the piano singing the first line of the song, ‘do you remember, late night in Boston?’ The song became a conversation about how our lives were about to change forever.”
The single comes with an intimate peek at the couple’s time on the road leading up to the life-changing moment that inspired the song. Watch it below.
Jim and Sam have enchanted audiences with a series of fan-favorite releases, including 2017’s This Is What’s Left EP and 2018’s Yeah Whatever Young Forever EP. Along the way, they shot After So Many Days, which chronicled a year straight of them playing one show a day for a year. Emerging as a film festival phenomenon, it took home “Best Music Documentary” at Nashville Film Festival 2020, “Audience Award” at Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival 2019, “Special Jury Award” at DeadCenter FF 2020, and was an “Official Selection” at over 30 film festivals including Michael Moore’s Traverse City FF 2019.
As the world shut down due to the Global Pandemic, Jim and Sam continued writing. Around the same time, they found out Sam was pregnant. “The songs came from having the time to sit with our thoughts, each other, and the big life change that was about to happen to us,” muses Jim. “We’ve always been driven by playing live and connecting with people face-to-face. These songs were born out of a need to figure out a way to keep the ship sailing when there was no wind in sight.”