Samantha Ronson Releases Decade In The Making Debut

01/11/2012
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(press here) Samantha Ronson has released her long awaited self-produced debut album, Chasing the Reds, on her own label, Broken Toy Records.

Nearly a decade in the making, Chasing the Reds is an account of heartbreak, compiled journal entries, compelling headlines, and every interaction in between.

Despite what people think they know about Samantha, it should come as no surprise that the studio is a second home to her, and a music career inevitable. Samantha fondly recalls visits to the studio with stepfather Mick (Foreigner guitarist and founder), where she would find herself endlessly absorbed with the realm of possibilities the room contained. It was only a matter of time before a lifetime of being surrounded by music propelled her curiosity to try her hand at songwriting. The catalyst was a guitar her stepfather left in her care for safekeeping: "Once I picked it up, that was it. That was pretty much all I did. I started writing my own songs." In 2004, Samantha found herself with both a producer, Duncan Sheik, and a record deal with Damon Dash's Roc-a-fella Records. Inauspicious timing and the dissolution of the label led to her first album Pull My Hair Out never being released, and Ronson found herself back at the drawing board.

As the making of her first record came to an untimely halt and her career as a world renowned DJ continued to pick up speed, focus was momentarily shifted from her songwriting: "I began to DJ mainly so I could pay for my band, then I got really busy DJing and didn't have time [for making music]." But time and passion guided her back to her main goal, and now, filled with songs she is happy with and proud of from beginning to end, we see Chasing the Reds. As an artist who is always pushing her own boundaries and testing her limits, the album title rings unequivocally true: "It's about chasing after something you're never going to get. Whatever your thing that you're chasing is, is what the red is."

Chasing the Reds track listing:

Chasing the Reds
Tuesday
Skyscrapers
Summer of Sam (feat. Wale)
Love Song (feat. Slash)
Sometimes When You Win You Lose
Promise
Until It's Yesterday
Half Awake (Meltdown)
Don't Want You
Captain Jack (Feat. Alex Greenwald)

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