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premiere: Σtella signs to Arbutus, shares video for sublime new disco-pop gem “Samba”

photo: Isi Charbila
photo: Isi Charbila

Montreal label Arbutus add another chapter to their storied roster with the signing of Athens underground pop luminary Σtella, and we’re psyched to debut the video for her exquisite new single, one of our favorite tracks of the year thus far. “Samba” is a timeless disco-pop gem featuring shimmery synths, a buoyant bassline, and Σtella’s distinctive vocals, which radiate a soft wave of wistful nostalgia and lend a sort of understated majestic quality to the whole affair, making it a perfect soundtrack for the kind of memorably uninhibited and cathartic night out depicted in the song’s beautiful video. Σtella says the vid, which she co-directed with Isi Charbila, is “about two people coming closer. It celebrates how freeing it feels when all the pieces fit, sweet and easy.” Watch below, and catch Σtella live at one of her upcoming European dates:

April 17th | Bourges, FR | Le Printemps de Bourges
May 4th | Paris, FR | Fête l’Europe – Place de L’hôtel de Ville
May 5th | Brussels, BE | Botanique
May 10th | Strasbourg, FR | La Laiterie Artefact
May 11th | Lille, FR | L’Aéronef

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