This week I caught up with country recording artist Samara Yung of Yorkton for a chat about her new song entitled “Highlights,” from her album “Steamroller” which was released in early 2017.
She produced this album with Danick Dupelle of Emerson Drive and Bart McKay and says the experience was great working with these two.
“I’m so proud of the work that we did together, what came out of it, and I’m just so proud of everything we did,” smiled Yung.
She admits coming up with a name for the new album was a bit of a challenge, but the answer seemed obvious once she started to reflect on where she was in her life.
“Steamroller is actually a title of a song that’s on the album. This song basically says I’m a steamroller, I’ve got a road to pave and if you ain’t with me then you’re in the way, so basically get out of the way because I’m doing it with or without you and that’s really what this album represents,” she noted.
The latest song to be released from that album is called “highlights,” which is a very personal song for Yung. She wrote this song in Nashville with Hannah Ellis and Cameron Bedell shortly after giving birth to her daughter. The idea for the song came to them after seeing the highlights/memories feature pop up on social media and how often those special people in one’s life are seen in that reel.
“For me it was my husband,”remarked Yung. “I’ve been with him for 16 years, we’ve been married for seven, he’s just always there to support me. We started dating when I was 14, so we started looking back at our life (similar with Cameron and his wife).”
Yung adds she’s proud of the song they came up with which reflects on the highlights of her life with her husband, daughter, and the people who are close to her.