Despite the unsettling twists and turns the world is experiencing in 2020, Sammi Constantine shows no signs of slowing down. If anything, this year is fueling Constantine’s passion to share her story in hopes of people finding comfort or support in an uneasy time. She wants people to know they are not alone through her newest dark pop release “Growing Pains”.
Having released one song a month this year to form a conceptional autobiography of sorts in the form of music, each track highlights an important conversation around mental health, self-growth and empowerment. This next chapter of her story is about recognising her flaws and self-destructive behaviours. Essentially it is a good hard look in the mirror or a brutal reality check, all wrapped up in her edgy pop melodies and raw and honest lyrics.
“Growing Pains is about owning up to all my flaws and ugly traits and finally being honest with myself. Laying it all on the table, it’s a painful realisation that all my inner demons have always been controlled by my own actions. Somewhere along the way, I lost who I was and became comfortable hiding in the corners of my mind.”
“Growing Pains” was a collaboration between the same minds that created Constantine’s “Trigger Heavy” released earlier this year – working once more along side Janeva Burrill (Starley, Glades, Allday) as co-write and Cyrus (Client Liaison, Rory Adams, CXLOE, GRAACE) as co-write and producer, being the fourth track Cyrus has produced in Constantine’s collection this year.
With big plans to follow up the “Trigger Heavy” video with another blockbuster storyline, Constantine turned again to her creative partner and friend, Trystin Sinnott to help create a visual that was more isolation appropriate. More works set for this year are already in the pipeline for this rising star, set to release a song a month so stay tuned!
Brad caught up with Sammi to unpack this latest single on Arvos: