“High For You” by Sam the Astronaut takes me back to when I was jumping up and down on the dance floor late at night with my best friends, as we yelled classic song lyrics at the top of our lungs. This electropop hit embodies those priceless, pure social moments that we all miss.
Sam the Astronaut welcomes you into their universe with echoes created by skillful production. I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing their past two releases, and yet again they’ve given us an energetic, dancy beat that I can’t get enough of. The upbeat rhythm really compliments the high energy of their vocals and lyrics.
Smooth-toned vocals further convey the “love-hazed/lovestruck” message of the song. The artists detail all the beautiful and addicting feelings of falling head-over-heels for someone, admitting, “what do you want me to say, I’m high for you.” At this point they add another component to the song - an electric guitar interlude paired with vocals that are brilliantly filtered through more production echoes. My favorite part of Sam the Astronaut’s songs are the iconic bass solos, and they delivered again, by leaving listeners with addicting bass twangs. Lastly, the vocals become muffled again as they repeat the opening lines of the song in a creatively pleasing way.
Sam the Astronaut is a Canadian duo made up of Garrison Johnson and TJ Gibson. Their sound is a mix of snappy pop, new-wave electronic, hip-hop grit, and funky disco. They have been releasing music since 2017, and “High For You” follows their recent release “Midnight Carlight” is already one of their most streamed songs on Spotify with 79,500 streams.
Written by Annika Johnson, edited by Hannah Schneider