Samantha Crain. Photograph by David McClister.……

Choctaw-American musician and songwriter Samantha Crain’s new album, A Small Death, is out now. A Small Death is the sixth studio LP from Crain, following the release of 2017’s You Had Me At Goodbye.

The new record finds the Oklahoma-based artist confronting decades of grief, trauma, and an incapacitating physical pain which left the singer home in bed and barely able to perform or play an instrument. “I didn’t completely die, but I feel like I died a little bit and that allowed me this new beginning,” Crain explains, “What I was trying to capture with this record, really, was a sense of reconstruction.”

Crain thinks of her deeply personal new album A Small Death as the beginning of a second chance, a hard-won “bonus round” in life that came about through no small amount of physical and emotional upheaval.

Listen to her new album track “High Horse” below: