Samson For President is an independent Swedish soul man, performer, songwriter and producer. He is one of the best live acts out there and has been setting the standard on the Swedish soul scene since the release of his first demo album Kibiriti in 2007. He made a name for himself in 2012 with the release of his first studio album Papa’s Old Piano which got him featured on TV4’s Nyhetsmorgon and played on P3 and SR Metropol.
He has also performed on P3’s Musikhjälpen and was featured on the renowned P3 Soul with Mats Nileskär as a part of the new Swedish soul wave. He is a recurring performer at the classic Stockholm venue Fasching, and is also known for turning down a golden ticket for the Swedish version of American Idol.
He has worked with artists such as Mohammed Ali, Carlito, The Salazar Brothers, Isak Strand, Jonas Asker, Kristin Amparo, Malena Uamba and Soulful. He was the opening act for modern soul legend Raphael Saadiq when he visited Stockholm and he once performed the song 100 Days, 100 Nights alongside the incredible Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
In the fall of 2017 he joined the psykbunkern label, and the single Follow Below was released in november 2017. The next single Go Big was released in march 2018.
Go Big (psyk014)
Written by Samson for President (Martin Bejarano Wahlgren).
Produced by Samson for President & Mike Eriksson at Rockatown.
Mixed By Mike Eriksson at Rockatown.
Mastered by Sami Sirviö at Park Studios.
Released: march 16, 2018 by psykbunkern.
Follow Below (psyk010)
Written and performed by Samson for President a.k.a Martin Bejarano Wahlgren.
Produced and mixed by Mike Eriksson.
Mastered by Björn Engelmann at Cuttingroom.