A recent article from French music reviewer Paris-Move classifies Sammy's new album, Searching For A Memory, as "indispensable", raving about its captivating nature and ability to move listeners in a deeply-felt manner, acknowledging the emotions expressed through music as Sammy pays homage to his late father, romantic singer Charlie Figueroa.
"Charlie’s greatest hit single was 'Busco Tu Recuerdo,' in which he sings of searching for the memory of his loved one only to discover that there is no memory, only a dream. This parallels Sammy’s experience – he never really knew his dad – when he searches for a memory of his father, all he finds is a dream. The dream is within reach here, with highly poetic lyrics and warmly arranged music, jazz-infused boleros that strike your soul like the sound of a wave crashing against rocks after a storm. Here, the bolero reaches its pinnacle, like a timeless art, like a Dali painting that hasn’t dried yet, blame it on the melting clocks that slowly rewind time, a temporality so precisely conveyed by this exquisite musical photography orchestrated by Sammy Figueroa." Thierry De Clemensat, Paris-Move, July 2, 2023
Read the full English review here.