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Published on April 30th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor


Sammy Wilk – Lift Off


Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, Sammy Wilk, is pleased to announce the release of his new single, “Lift Off,” out via KSR Group. Stream the track HERE! Along with the track, Wilk unleashes the cinematic visuals for “Lift Off.” View the video below:

“Lift Off” was written by Wilk in collaboration with Josh X, DJ SwanQ and Sean Island. The first taste of new music after a personal creative awakening, the anthem illuminates the genre-bending style that the artist has made his calling card. Punctuated by an earworm of a melody, electric guitars, a trap-inspired beat, and razor-sharp lyricism, “Lift Off” details the experiences and situations that Wilk has found himself in since moving to LA to pursue his dreams.

Wilk explains, “I wrote ‘Lift Off’ about all that comes with success. I love the direction that the music industry is going in right now, but there is a lot of subject matter that only talks about the money, girls, and cars. But who’s going love you when the money is not there anymore? You hear it time and time again that money doesn’t create happiness, it starts from within yourself.”

 The official music video for “Lift Off” is directed by Chris Velona (Post Malone, James Blake) with creative direction handled by Sammy Wilk himself. Wilk tells Billboard that the video “went from an idea to reality pretty fast. I wanted to show the duality between cliché riches in life versus the real thing. To me. that’s family at the end of the day. That is what sticks.  I hope the video portrays that. “

 With more new music soon on the way, Sammy Wilk is officially ready to “Lift Off” in 2019!


Sammy Wilk is a 23-year-old singer, songwriter, producer, philanthropist and fashion designer who showcases an authenticity and purity of spirit through all that he does.  Long before the artist even realized it, that authenticity was the driving factor in his musicianship: at each turn, he has made music that makes him happy, from Hip-Hop to Ska, Reggae, Pop and R&B. It has drawn a legion of dedicated fans; even as he’s taken time to redefine his sound and who he is as an artist. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, Wilk developed quite the eclectic taste in music. He fell in love with Hip-Hop at an early age, and by the time he was in middle school, a family friend introduced him to two things that would forever change the course of his life: reggae and a guitar. When he began to release music a few years later, he found himself naturally infusing island music into other genres of music, honing in on his own unique sound. 

Thanks to the powers of social media, Wilk has played by his own rules while developing a loyal following (more than 3 million across platforms) that welcomed his music in any and all formats. He became a new star in traditional media using new media to defy the playbook. In that time, his 2016 debut EP Ready For Waramassed millions of streams across platforms and found him on the road on two North American tours between 2016 and 2017.

It was on a humanitarian trip to Malawi in 2017 where Wilk really began to realize his purpose as an artist, wanting to inspire others. After returning home, he took 2018 to really dive into his craft, honing in on what kind of mark he wants to leave with his music. Now working with the KSR Group, the production and management company that has played a role in the success of such acts as Cardi B and HoodCelebrityy, Wilk is doing what he loves: creating music that simply makes him happy.

“I find myself shifting through different genres, so nothing from me will sound the exact same, but with that, I have found the type of music that I enjoy creating the most,” explains Wilk, while adding that his new music will detail “everything I have lived over the past two years. Some happy songs, some sad, some turn up, some slow. It all depends on the mood I’m in when I step in the studio. All of my new music will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions.” 

It’s that purity of spirit that shines through on the newly released single “Lift Off,” and can be found across everything Wilk does.

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