A somewhat veteran of the ever-burgeoning Los Angeles singer-songwriter scene, the remarkably talented Johanna Samuels released her latest EP Have A Good One earlier this year and had us smitten.
A student of classic songwriting with a certain nod to the current in-vogue Blood On The Tracks-era Dylan, here she takes the Best Fit Q&A.
A bit tired in the brain and bod, but can feel the year coming to a close and am excited for what’s to come! I also just ate a cookie and am terrified for our country.
Beauty, wealth and shiny-ness.
That art is worth building a life around.
My best friend Rebecca cooked a meal for me for my birthday a few years ago in Brooklyn. It was veggies and nourishment and I could taste the love in it.
My dog - but she is more like my child so that doesn’t count. I’ll go with my piano.
I was at a very stressful fashion show that was also a strange music gig. Everybody told me that I would be able to go out on stage soon if I could just get myself to be prettier. Everyone around me was very attractive, hip, blonde and very rude and sneaky. I kept trying different things and asking them for permission to go onstage. I got fired and was suddenly planting a garden in the frontyard of my childhood home with my dog and my sister and the plants grew super fast.
That I have a wikipedia page.
Hm. I’d say a few things: Keep being so truly weird because you’re about to find your own voice. You have permission to take up space, even now, while you feel so deeply unworthy of it. These boys you’re messing with are so intimidated by your strength and wit - I wish you could see them thru the lens of your true worth. You actually do look cool with cigarettes in your mouth but you straight up have asthma - so please stop.
I would apologize to the earth for all the life we’ve drained from her without giving back.