U.K. Artistâs YouTube Views Near 120 Million
Capitol Records is introducing breakout U.K. artist Samantha Harvey to U.S. audiences with the five-track EP Please. The collection, now available, showcases the 24-year-oldâs remarkable range and heartfelt delivery.
On the title track, produced by Red Triangle (James Arthur, Charlie Puth), Harvey achingly captures post-breakup regret. The sting heartache is fset by a gospel-choir-inspired chorus and a soaring bridge that turns the track into a rousing anthem. The EP, which went to No. 1 on the iTunes pre-order chart in the U.K., also includes a stripped-down acoustic version âPlease.â
Harvey also collaborated with songwriters James âJhartâ Abrahart (Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony) and GRAMMY winner Diane Warren (Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston) on the EP. On âNever Dance Again,â which was penned by Warren, Harvey delivers an intense vocal performance to match the songâs urgent rhythms and moody strings.
ââNever Dance Againâ is about when someone leaves your life, whether because a relationshipâs ended or somebodyâs passed away, and it feels like time just stops,â says Harvey. âWe recorded in Dianeâs studio and Iâve never worked so hard in my life, but I ended up hitting some notes that I didnât even think were possible.â
Samantha Harvey: Released, a four-part documentary series from AwesomenessTV, traces Harveyâs journey. Raised in the small U.K. village Hitcham, Harvey was working as a housekeeper at a local inn when she began recording covers her favorite songs and posting them to YouTube. Her cover Charlie Puthâs âWe Donât Talk Anymoreâ has more than 12 million views. Cumulative views on Harveyâs YouTube channel are nearing 120 million and she has more than one million subscribers. She also has over two million likes on Facebook and more than 90,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Harveyâs self-released 2017 single, âForgive Forget,â debuted in the Top 5 on iTunes in the U.K.
2. Happy And You Know It
3. When It Comes Down
4. Never Dance Again
5. Please (Acoustic)