The Sam Willows release 'a joyful mess'

The Sam Willows, comprising (from left) Benjamin Kheng, Sandra Riley Tang, Narelle Kheng and Jonathan Chua, will be at their pop-up store at *Scape tomorrow.
The Sam Willows, comprising (from left) Benjamin Kheng, Sandra Riley Tang, Narelle Kheng and Jonathan Chua, will be at their pop-up store at *Scape tomorrow.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

The home-grown band sing of coming of age in new album I Know, But Where

In the words of The Sam Willows, one of the most successful home-grown English pop acts in recent years, their second album I Know, But Where is "a bit of a joyful mess".

"This album was written at a time in our lives when it was very confusing," says singer and bass player Narelle Kheng, 24. "I think we're all going through a phase where you're growing up, but want to stay a child, but at the same time, you're flooded with responsibilities. You want to play, but you are also confused - you don't really know who you are."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2018, with the headline 'The Sam Willows release 'a joyful mess''. Print Edition | Subscribe