Samuel Florexil aka Sam Least was born on June 2, 1988 in West Palm Beach, FL. As a young child, he used any household utensil he could get his hand on to drum with. He would drum on anything that produced a sound. By the age of 7, he was on stage performing. A self-taught artist, he learned from many resources including his friends, family and local musicians. Fans would often say, “You know when Sam is playing the drums, his sound is unique." In addition to drumming, his vocal talent made an impression and he was invited to lead worships, direct choirs and perform at regional events. Sam credits his main influences Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake for his inspiration. He strives to fully realize the universal language of music. His debut single Post Master is an analogy for delivering, to his listeners, what he can bring to the streaming platform. Sam's goal is to release hits that are not defined by one genre, but encompass many genres and types of music for universal appeal and he is well on his way with his latest single, "Post Master."
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it. Yes there was someone, I should say there was a couple of people: Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. These two were my catalyst, my motivation to begin writing music, writing little songs when I was around the age of 9, 10. When I first heard the two, PYT by Michael Jackson and Tearing Up My Heart by Justin Timberlake or should I say Nsync, his group then, it captivated me; I wanted to sing; I wanted to write; I wanted to be like them!
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career? The craziest thing that happened to me during my music career would have to be, me being offered a Recording Deal and turning it down. The reason why I turned down the deal at that time is honestly I wasn't ready for it spiritually, mentally. I had a lot more growing to do.
What has been the high point of your music path? The high point of my music path would have to be the fact that I'm learning so much about this music business. I know, a very unusual response, but it really is my high point at the moment.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like? My process to writing a song honestly is, I have to hear the music first. I have to feel the track and whatever feelings that are conjugated from that, I write about.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be? Honestly I personally don't think there's a really big challenge for indie artists today only because they're so many resources available for us artists.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why? Honestly, I don't have a specific artist. I'd like to share the stage with so many artists. Such as Justin Timberlake, Tank, Beyoncé!
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show? My rehearsals are fun, focused, and high energy. You perform like you practice!
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it! A song that was challenging for me to write was Poison. A song of mine that I will be releasing later. During the session, there was a lot of creative ideas, and eventually I had to take it all in, sleep on it and make a decision. Usually once I feel the music I'd have an idea of which directions to go.
What's coming up in the future? Expect to hear more music from me, I have some music ready for the fans. I debut my first single "Post Master" as an analogy to let the listeners know that I will be bringing more hits to their streaming platforms in the near future.
Tell us where fans can access your music? Fan can access my music, on all streaming platforms Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal. Also follow me on social media to be first to know when I am releasing new music. Here is my Instagram link. Click here to listen to Post Master