Samuel James-Griffiths is a solo artist that has completely dove into his dream to become a full time musician. In the music world, he goes by Inkfields. With two EPs out, he’s already off to a great start. His songs feature some of the most enticing melodies, partnered with some of the most creatively constructed lyrical patterns. His vocals add to the art of his music by mysteriously giving off a faint jazz vibe that is smooth yet aggressive at the same time.
In his first EP, You Forgot The Roots, Samuel dives into himself as he questions his own identity in relation to the world around him. “Mr. World Remixer” layers his own vocals on top of each other to give an eerie and mysterious tone that blends his own beliefs with that of the world’s. Samuel continues to lure his listeners deeper into his world with “Take My Card.” It’s delicate melody is so subtle that it’s like slowly lingering down a rabbit hole.
Inkfields continues his magic in his follow up EP, Danger Moose. This new extension starts off much less subtle than his former work with more conspicuous drums and guitars in “Anybody Out There” and “Cage the Circus.” Although different, the tunes are definitely just as addictive and creative as before. He continues his journey of self discovery through his relationships. The remaining songs of the EP return to the more mellow sounds he typically utilizes. A track highlight is “Omd.” The whistling quickly adds a sense of fun while the lyrics paint a picture of a girl going a bit off the deep end.
Inkfield is the perfect passenger for the portion of a long road trip where the conversations have died off and the restlessness has kicked in. On one hand, his smooth melodies keep your nerves calm while trapped in a small vehicle. On the other, his vocals keep you engaged and alert enough to propel you forward, one exit closer to your destination.