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Sammy Adams Talks New Song 'Shining,' Keeping Things Positive: Interview

Sammy Adams
Ally Gillam

Sammy Adams

Boston rapper Sammy Adams hit 30 this year and is showing no signs of slowing down after nearly a decade in the industry.

Celebrating his 30th birthday on Aug. 14, Adams released his latest song, "Shining," just days before his first performance at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival. Billboard Radio China made sure to get some time with the rapper in New York to get his thoughts on everything from defining his music to expanding his horizons.

Talking about his latest track, "Shining," Adams said he went with the song because it "got [him] right in [his] feels." The rapper said he sees self-doubt as natural and part of the human condition, even more so in the music industry, but sees himself as doing his best to stay positive for himself and to help encourage that in his fans.

"Shining" is the latest take on positivity from Adams as he sees the song as being about believing in yourself, staying positive, and finding someone or something that can make you the best version of yourself.

Talking about his music, Adams explored how he defines his music and production style. Much of what he creates is developed from the mood of the day, how he feels or what he went through. He explains that "Shining" is different from his usual fare, more EDM-influenced and "poppy."

He shared that he feels lucky to be his own creative director, bringing his own energy into anything he creates. Most importantly, he said he sees his music as a way to bring fun to people.

Following "Shining," fans can expect to hear new music on a regular basis. According to Adams, the next release is titled "Driving" and will be available soon.

See more at <a href="http://www.billboardradiochina.com/bb2/16-October-2017-Sammy-Adams-Believe-yourself-10-Questions-Billboard-hot-100-fest" target="_blank">Billboard Radio China</a>, and watch the full interview here:
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