Samara Joy To Release Expanded Versions of ‘Linger Awhile’


​Linger Awhile (Deluxe Edition) features previously unreleased tracks and arrangements by Samara Joy.

(Photo: Courtesy Verve)

Samara Joy has announced the upcoming release of Linger Awhile (Deluxe Edition), an expanded version of her Grammy-winning Verve album Linger Awhile featuring never-before-heard tracks and alternate arrangements, and Linger Awhile Longer, a D2C Exclusive LP with bonus material. Both editions include brand new music plus fan favorites like “Guess Who I Saw Today” and “Can’t Get Out Of This Mood,” which Joy performed at the Grammy Premiere Ceremony earlier this year before taking home awards for Best New Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album. The singer has also released a new single, titled “I Miss You So,” currently available for streaming here.

While reinvigorating beloved songs and standards for a fresh audience with her timeless sound, the 23-year-old is quickly making the case to join the ranks of great singers who have recorded for Verve Records. Since Joy’s Grammy wins, Linger Awhile has reached #1 on Amazon Best Sellers, Billboard Jazz, Pandora Trendsetters, iTunes and Amazon’s digital music and CD sales. She has garnered more than 2 billion views on TikTok, and her tour dates all over the world are selling out, including headline shows at New York’s Village Vanguard.

Recorded at Sear Sound in New York by Chris Allen and produced by Matt Pierson, Linger Awhile features Pasquale Grasso (guitar), Ben Paterson (piano), David Wong (bass) and Kenny Washington (drums). The track list consists of treasured songs by George Gershwin (“Someone To Watch Over Me”) and Thelonious Monk (“Round Midnight”), and also includes Joy’s original lyrics on Fats Navarro’s “Nostalgia (The Day I Knew).”

Order Linger Awhile (Deluxe Edition) here (set for release on May 19).

Order Linger Awhile Longer D2C Exclusive LP here (set for release on June 16).

For all upcoming tour dates, visit Joy’s website. DB

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