This past October, Olivver the Kid (aka Bryan Sammis) solidified his role as a solo artist when he released his impressive debut solo EP, Freak. One of the songs included on the project was the already-released “Attica ’71,” a song which draws inspiration from the four-day riots at New York state’s Attica Prison. Today, almost a year after it was first released, Sammis has shared the video for the track. The clip mirrors the song’s dark message, featuring the singer in a prison haunted by a past relationship. Says Sammis of the song:

When the Neighbourhood and I amicably parted ways last January I went into a frenzy of songwriting. It started out as a slow and sad song, but when I took the songs into the studio we really wanted to take it some place a little more alt-pop … Cue Danny Score. Danny has done a lot of production work for my friend Jez Dior and I hit him up about working on some tracks. He knew where [the song] needed to go and helped me get it there.

In addition, Sammis will also join Young Rising Sons and Halsey on The American Youth Tour this spring. Watch the video for “Attica ’71” above, listen to the acoustic version below, and check out his tour dates for The American Youth Tour.



The American You(th) Tour Dates with Young Rising Sons & Halsey:
Mar 11 / Los Angeles, CA / Troubadour
Mar 12 / Santa Ana, CA / Constellation Room
Mar 13 / San Diego, CA / Voodoo @ House of Blues
Mar 14 / Phoenix, AZ / Viva PHX Fest
Mar 17 / Dallas, TX / Dada
Mar 22 / Houston, TX / Bronze Peacock @ House of Blues
Mar 25 / Atlanta, GA / Terminals West
Mar 26 / Nashville, TN / High Watt
Mar 27 / Chicago, IL / Subteranean
Mar 28 / Detroit, MI / The Shelter
Mar 30 / Washington, DC / U Street
Mar 31 / Philadelphia, PA / Underground Artists
Apr 1 / Brooklyn, NY / Rough Trade
Apr 2 / New York, NY / Studio @ Webster Hall
Apr 3 / Boston , MA / Middle East