What does it sound like when someone who grew up without pop music makes pop music? This is a question for which there is a possible answer: ›Homotopia‹. The debut album by the Canadian songwriter Sam Vance-Law moves between harmonious chamber pop and classic folk music, while, in terms of content, it takes in all aspects of life: the anger and the sadness, the pride and the joy, the abysses and the lofty heights. For him, it’s »about the polarity that lies in the consideration of gay life. There seems to be too little space for intermediate worlds.« Vance-Law was a latecomer to pop music. His musical roots are in classical music: he started taking violin lessons at the age of 5, and for years he sang in the prestigious choir of New College Oxford, with whom he recorded a total of 15 albums and toured Europe.
For 2018, Sam Van-Law is receiving a grant in the amount of 6,000 euros to work on his second album.