Samuel Mancini is a rising star in the worlds of music and film.
The young singer, who made his film debut in 2015 alongside Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and John Goodman in Love the Coopers, released his self-produced debut EP Higher to fantastic reviews earlier this year and continues to follow his musical dreams today with the release of his latest single.
Written by Mancini and recorded and produced between Pittsburgh and Paris, "Who's Gonna Be There (Tell Me)" is a flirty pop jam laced with sensual R&B vibes. Musical Notes Global caught up with Samuel to talk about his new hit, why he loves his fans, and more. Check out the questionnaire-style interview below.
Here's the scoop on my new single: My new single is titled "Who’s Gonna Be There (Tell Me)". It was produced by a new producer Alvy in Paris. I'm excited for it. It was very unexpected because this was my first time him.
My favorite memory from recording the single was: How natural the song came. Everything just flowed and nothing had to be revisited.
My favorite lyric from the song is “make sure you got your keys and didn't lose your phone” because: Losing either one of those is the biggest bummer. But having someone be able to tell you where they are is the biggest relief!
I love performing live because: That is what initially gave me the fire to want to pursue a career in music. Putting yourself out there with no time to hold back is the biggest thrill to me.
I love my fans because: They remind me that I'm relatable. That what I'm saying makes them not feel alone which in return makes me feel not alone.
The most important thing I learned from making my debut EP Higher was: To trust my gut and not overthink my art.
My go-to song at the gym is "blasé" by Ty Dolla Sign because: It gets me hype and makes me want to go an extra mile.
My hidden talent is: Doing a back flip/gymnastics.
"Who's Gonna Be There (Tell Me)" is the first single to be released from Mancini's upcoming album, which is scheduled to drop early next year. He will perform the song live for the first time on Sunrise's "Music Monday" on WFMZ-TV, Fox O&O WTXF-TV, and NBC O&O WCAU later this month.
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