Musings by Samuel

A blog with musings, observations, and ideas by Samuel Febres, of samuel febres photography & design on technology, life, and arts. 

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Away and Into the Blue album art by sfp&d

Away and Into the Blue album art by sfp&d

Late last year I got a chance to work with a client who was introduced to a unique musician. Unique is sometimes used to describe something as different without sounding mean. This time unique was used to describe a rare jewel. I was told his music was different, sampling from many wells but it wasn’t just a mindless hodgepodge. It was informed, directed, and intentional. I was intrigued, and heard a sample of the music that would eventually become the album Away and Into the Blue and I was impressed. The GRS has created a sonic palate that is creative and accessible, creating stories with singing, rapping, and a tapestry of sound that engulfs you while taking you on a journey.

The GRS released his album recently and I invite to you check it out. It’s available on AppleMusic, iTunes, Soundcloud, and Spotify and other streaming sites. Connect with him on his website, which I put together for him, and also check out some of the photos from our session below.

Also, learn more about the production of Away and Into the Blue by visiting Julian Cruz's post on the ethnikids website.


Working with @iamPraiz'

Cover art by samuel febres photography & design (sfp&d)

Cover art by samuel febres photography & design (sfp&d)

I had the pleasure of working with a good friend of mine on an album cover for a new single he released recently. The single, called We Are Family, was released online for purchase and via streaming services on December 4th.


Vance Watt, performing under the stage name, Praiz, provided me with a photograph he would like to use, and an old version of his logo he wanted modernized and combined with the photo to create the album cover. Below is what we put together for the single release.

We are Family is also available on, and The Google Play store.

You can also stream it on AppleMusic, Spotify, and other streaming services.