SINGLE REVIEW: Sam Bluer – Bite My Tongue 

Over the course of the year, Triple J listeners and social media explorers alike have been introduced to the indie-pop stylings of Sam Bluer. The Melbourne singer songwriter was first introduced on Oh Boy’s little bop ‘Love Me Right’ before he later unleashed his debut singles ‘Shift’ and ‘Body High’. In between releases he performed his first live shows opening for Handsome in Sydney and Melbourne and will be heading up to the Gold Coast and Brunswick Heads to support Vera Blue in December. But before these big shows he has one more song to tie listeners over until the new year and luckily ‘Bite My Tongue’ is another indie-pop treasure. Following a similar sonical structure to ‘Body High’ he fuses together slick polished synths with his smooth and low vocals. The beats are a little repetitive in comparison but there is a little bit of experimentation thrown into the mix which does make this feel like the older and more mature sibling of ‘Shift’. And lyrically he explores a relationship that is going nowhere and the other person is no longer giving you anything emotionally but for some reason you can’t let go. And no matter what you do, you find yourself constantly biting your tongue. It has a playful edge to this rather sad and emotional storyline that will have you grooving and rocking your hips side to side. “Wanna be selfish, got me biting my tongue”. It’s another strong continuation to Sam Bluers musical journey which truly marks him as an exciting newcomer to the Australian scene.

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