Samuel Proffitt Releases Good Death EP

June 7, 2019 BY Nettwerk

“Proffitt is constantly challenging genres.” – EARMILK

 “Proffitt makes marvelously moody music for those who remember how to feel dark-hearted, emosh soul-tronica.” – NOISEY

“Steamy” – FADER

Samuel Proffitt releases his new EP Good Death via Nettwerk. The cinematically explorative EP features the singles “You” with Crywolf, which EARMILK said “cuts down into your soul with its emotive ambience,” and “Stringsnoise” with indie alternative artist Yoke Lore. It also includes a previously unreleased collaboration on the track “Lastdays” with multi-instrumentalist Josh Jacobson and strings by GRAMMY-nominated composer Phillip Peterson. Good Death is a hauntingly beautiful collection that examines memory, death, trauma, and fragmentation of self, both through theoretical work Proffitt has explored while working on his PhD at Brown University, as well as through more visceral, direct forms of art. The songs were written over a period of four years, and each piece can be viewed as a vignette, a moment that he felt compelled to capture, distill, and crystalize. Once brought together, these five songs form a cohesive narrative, beginning and ending with piano recorded through his iPhone.


Proffitt’s music finds its home in the veiled margins of the human experience, acting for him as a palpable embodiment of, and a ceaseless reflection on, what has come to define him. Through his artistic output, and in particular Good Death, Samuel confronts the audience with an acute, weighty deluge of tones and sonic layers allowing a momentary entry into his world, in which the listener is encouraged to question, like the artist himself, what it means to be human.