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La Poré Shares New Single "Blame" Today

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“La Poré’s song is an atmospheric bop with Samson’s affecting vocals over sleek, ’80s-style synths” - Buzzbands LA

“La Poré stands his ground as a contender in the indie pop world...” - Impose Magazine

“La Poré (Nick Samson) builds relationships through his music, tying in his own personal struggles and creating music that is perfect for every playlist” - Beyond The Stage Magazine

LA-based artist La Poré, aka Nick Samson (former drummer of Captain Kidd), navigates through the fear of resentment in a relationship in his new Romeo & Juliet-inspired single “Blame.” Co-written and co-produced by Kyle Kanzigg, “Blame” is a synthpop anthem with a swagger redolent of 80s funk that yields a buoyant moodiness. Samson’s pitch-perfect vocals swell over the gauzy production, crafting a waltzy ambience filled with cathartic moments. Lyrically, “Blame” ruminates on the hidden fear of stirring resentment in a partner while also giving the emotional reassurance of taking full responsibility. The single arrives with a video directed by Logan Floyd, premiered on La Poré’s IGTV.

Speaking of the track, Samson shared: “‘Blame’ was written several months before my wife and I got married and set out on our permanent move across the country from Columbus, Ohio to Los Angeles, California. I knew that this would be a huge change in our lives. All we had ever known was Ohio. I was going to chase my dreams, but I was also faced with the fact that I was not only responsible for myself, but also the well being of my wife.

Thus, the song is about fear of resentment in a relationship. If things go wrong, ‘You can blame it on me.’ The song also includes lyrics inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ after I performed the role of Romeo in Actors' Theatre of Columbus' production in the Summer of 2019. The song was co-written and co-produced by Kyle Kanzigg.”

Photo Credit_ Logan Floyd Square


Originally from Cleveland, OH, La Poré is the synthpop project of Nick Samson who was the former drummer of Captain Kidd. Samson spent many years performing across the Columbus music scene before moving to Los Angeles. In a short period of time, La Poré has gained much notoriety for his work. His single, “Sad Girl," reached #4 on Hype Machine’s top 50 popular list and was featured on Kistuné Hotstream. The follow up, “Missing It,” was included in Kitsuné Musique's collaboration album with the NBA, Kitsuné America 5: The NBA Edition. “Missing It” was also used as the official soundtrack for Netflix film The Perfect Date, featuring Noah Centineo. La Poré combines 80's synth/guitar inspired hooks, with lyrical elements pertaining to love, anxiety, and personal growth.



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