“Shoulder to Cry On” by Sam Johnson

From the United Kingdom comes the uber-talented indie singer/songwriter Sam Johnson with the bittersweet and honest sonic creation that is “Shoulder to Cry On”. With this blend of melodies and lyrics he gives life to a tale that is so raw and so relatable as it explores a reality of the human experience that seems to happen to all. The track speaks of the fact that sometimes the past still haunts us and as much as we give and give, sometimes sadly our love is not enough for the other person to move forward. There’s no judgment in these verses but instead you find hope and a warm touch that is willing to try and try until it simply can’t no more. So listen carefully and let your imagination embrace the sweet escape offered by this must listen gem. Enjoy!

“I wrote this for someone I was dating a while ago. It didn’t last very long, but it was nice whilst it did. It was the usual situation of someone from the past affecting the present. She had a lot of walls and didn’t want to get hurt again. I suppose the chorus’s defining lyric ‘When all you’ve ever known, has left you on your own, I’ll be your shoulder to cry on’ was an attempt to give her some comfort that I wouldn’t do the same. I don’t think it worked very well.”

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