Sam Evian

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Sam Evian
Birth nameSam Owens
OriginBrooklyn, New York
GenresIndie rock, cowboy pop, psychedelic pop
Years active2016-present
LabelsSaddle Creek Records
Associated actsWilder Maker

Sam Owens, known professionally as Sam Evian is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York.[1] He has released two full-length albums and one 7" single.


In 2016, Sam Evian signed with Saddle Creek Records.[2] Sam Evian's music has been described as indie rock, "crunchy country," and "70s-tinged psychedelic soft rock."[3] He released his debut album Premium in 2016.[4] The album's lead single, "I Need A Man," was premiered by Stereogum.[5]

In 2018, Evian released his sophomore album You, Forever.[6] Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead contributed to the album's song "Next To You."[7][8] The song "Health Machine" was released as a single and music video.[9][10][11][12] Another single, entitled "IDGAF," was premiered by Stereogum.[13] In the Pitchfork review of You, Forever, Allison Hussey wrote that Evian "offers rock songs about vulnerability and desire that are gentle and sweet but avoid the most saccharine tendencies of soft rock."[14] Digital Trends included You, Forever in their list of the best albums of 2018.[15]



  • Premium (2016)
  • You, Forever (2018)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Sleep Easy/You Have To Hydrate (2016)


  1. ^ "Sam Evian | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  2. ^ writer, Kevin Coffey World-Herald staff. "Sam Evian's 'You, Forever' on the way via Saddle Creek". Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  3. ^ For "indie rock," see "Sam Evian gives us two more previews of his debut album in 'You, Forever' and 'Country'". The 405. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  4. ^ "Album Stream: Sam Evian - 'Premium'". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  5. ^ "Sam Evian – "I Need A Man"". Stereogum. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  6. ^ "Sam Evian gives us two more previews of his debut album in 'You, Forever' and 'Country'". The 405. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  7. ^ "Sam Evian and Kazu Makino collaborate on "You, Forever"". The Deli Magazine | Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  8. ^ Kamp, Justin. "Listen to Sam Evian and Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead Reimagine "Next To You"". Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  9. ^ Listen to Sam Evian: “Health Machine” by Sam Evian, retrieved 2019-01-12
  10. ^ "Sam Evian's 'Health Machine' Drips Summer Sweat". Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  11. ^ "Sam Evian releases crunchy country track 'Health Machine' and reveals new album details". The 405. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  12. ^ "Sam Evian – "Health Machine" Video". Stereogum. 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  13. ^ "Listen to Sam Evian's New Song, "IDGAF"". Stereogum. 2018-04-25. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  14. ^ "Sam Evian: You, Forever". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  15. ^ "Best Albums of 2018". Retrieved 2019-01-12.

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