Obey City is now Sam O.B., shares new song “Midnight Blue” and announces US/Canadan tour

Obey City is now Sam O.B., shares new song "Midnight Blue" and announces US/Canadan tour
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Since we last reported on Brooklyn musician and producer Sam Obey, he has abandoned his electro’n’B persona Obey City in favor of a more streamlined moniker and a sound that is “a truer reflection of [him]self musically and artistically than ever before.”

But…okay, well, if Obey’s just-released single “Midnight Blue” is any indication, not that much has changed in his world (save the addition of live drums). The funk-laden, indie-boy, soul jam-ery in the vein of such past Obey City tracks as “Waterbed” continues here; it’s smooth but bold, lush yet well defined. Did I mention it was smooth? Because it’s really, really smooth.

Besides dropping the single — his second as Sam O.B. (after December’s livin’ and breathin’ “Common Ground”) — Mr. O.B. has also shared his extensive live itinerary for June and July; it will be his first North American tour under the new moniker. In addition, as Nylon reports, Obey has a new full-length album in the works, to be released on LuckyMe Records. So, listen to his new song now, and then check out those tour dates after that, and then wait for the new album after that. Sound like a plan?

Sam O.B. tour dates:

06.21.17 - Club Café - Pittburgh, PA
06.22.17 - Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
06.23.17 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
06.24.17 - Daytrotter - Davenport, IA
06.25.17 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN
06.26.17 - Handsome Daughter - Winnipeg, MB
06.29.17 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
06.30.17 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
07.01.17 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
07.03.17 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA
07.06.17 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
07.07.17 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
07.08.17 - Lowbrow Palace - El Paso, TX
07.11.17 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
07.12.17 - Neptunes - Raleigh, NC
07.13.17 - Songbyrd - Washington, DC
07.14.17 - Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA
07.15.17 - Sunnyvale - Brooklyn, NY

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