Samantha Savage Smith is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter based in Calgary. Upon the release of her debut album Tough Cookie in 2011, the bulk of the critical acclaim it received (deemed "Best of 2011" by the Calgary Herald, FFWD Weekly, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, and Vancouver Sun) was rightly placed upon her startling, unique voice. Tough Cookie was picked up for distribution by Arts & Crafts (home to luminaries such as Broken Social Scene, Feist, and Stars) and led to two Canadian tours, performances on CBC's Q with Jian Ghomeshi, and two acclaimed music videos (for "You Always Come To Mind" and "The Score"). Smith's new songs have achieved the feat of building on the vocal-heavy allure of those on the debut while adding newfound depths and contours to the tunes themselves. Live and in the studio, she's backed by some very fine Canadian musicians, including members of Woodpigeon, Snailhouse, Lab Coast, Friendo, Ghostkeeper, and Chad van Gaalen. The new album, currently in pre-production, is shaping up to be a batch of songs that are as insistently memorable as they are downright singular.