Perhaps you remember her as the girl-next-door, crooning melodies of love, heartbreak and the nebulous emotions that float in the spaces between. Or maybe she’s the Sam who took the local music scene by storm (proudly #reppin’ at Laneway this year), whose choruses are unapologetically castigating of betrayal and sit at the back of your tongue like a bitter aftertaste.
Either way, it’s undeniable that Sam Rui’s got serious talent: her latest R&B single, Solid Gold, spells of intimate club confessionals and is well worth its weight in pure, solid gold.
We spend an afternoon chilling out with Sam, with some difficult questions and manic infectious laughter thrown in the mix. Get the low-down here: