By Matthew Breen
On his EP Black & Gold, Sam Sparro, a 24-year-old native Australian living in Los Angeles, isn't shy about letting his influences shine through on six smooth, Curtis Mayfield', Chaka Khan', and Parliament-inspired electro-funk tracks. The title track describes 'looking up into the night sky and feeling like a tiny speck of dust,' says Sparro, taking a break from recording his first full-length album, due out in early 2008.
He recently finished filming his second video, for the track 'Cottonmouth,' and is dealing with looming album deadlines. Even with the potential of a much wider audience awaiting him, Sparro has never once considered not being out. 'I'm not really into pretending. Entertainers need to be responsible for who they are and cut all the bullshit.'