Australian singer/songwriter Sam Fischer writes honest, thought-provoking lyrics that are easy to relate to, with the intention of providing comfort to the listener. The Los Angeles resident has written songs for Ciara, Clean Bandit, and Jennifer Hudson, and has been releasing solo material since 2016. After being featured on Black Saint’s 2019 hit “Everybody Wants You,” his earlier solo tune “This City” took off later in the year.
Fischer was born outside of Sydney, Australia and was writing songs by age 12. He grew up training classically on saxophone and violin and eventually ended up studying at the Berklee College of Music in the early 2010s. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles and began working in earnest on a solo music career while also taking part in L.A.’s a cappella scene and performing as a backup vocalist with the band HOLYCHILD. While working as much as possible in the music industry, Fischer readied his own songs and by 2016 had released his first single, the romantic, R&B-informed “Lean.” He followed the next year with singles “Same Friends” and “Getting Older,” as well as being featured on Opia’s swaying single “Secrets.” His debut EP, Not a Hobby, was first released in January of 2018. Fischer co-wrote Ciara’s song “Dose” and was featured on tracks by Pat Lok and Nighttime Crowd, but “Everybody Wants You,” his 2019 collaboration with London’s Black Saint, became a dance hit during the summer. Sony then signed Fischer and re-released Not a Hobby, as the EP’s track “This City” started to gain momentum online. ~ Fred Thomas