Sam Austins

Sam Austins

Sam Austins doesn’t just make music; he’s building out a world. This place would be equally inspired by the likes of the defiantly vulnerable Frank Ocean, the melodies of nineties alternative, and the expansive mythologies of sci-fi classics such as Star Wars. Following high school, he slept on floors, bounced from friend to friend, and crashed in the back of his beat-up Impala. He moved in with an aunt in the inner city of Detroit and turned the focus to music. He dropped the GOAT EP on Soundcloud and opened for the likes of Vince Staples, Juicy J, Danny Brown, and Playboi Carti before selling out his own Detroit headline show. During a random encounter in the studio, fashion magnate Phillip Lim heard Sam’s ANGST EP and invited him to be an honorary guest at his 2017 NYFW show. He linked up with multiplatinum producers Take A Daytrip and dropped “Fiji” amassing over a million streams. He joined forces with Black Milk on “Black NASA.” Along the way, he landed placements in VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop and HBO’s Euphoria. In late 2019, he became the recipient of TIDAL’s Unplugged Grant and recorded “LAST MONEY,” “WINGS,” and “STAR.” By 2020, he caught the attention of APG/Atlantic Records. Not to mention, he co-wrote the gold-selling “Wolves” [feat. Post Malone] from Big Sean’s #1 blockbuster Detroit 2. After amassing millions of streams and attracting looks from the likes of Vogue, HYPEBEAST, and Pigeons & Planes, the Los Angeles-based multi-hyphenate opens up this world on his 2021 project HOMELESS STAR led by the single “KILOS.”