“Would I really be me, without my stitches and scars?” asks Sam Callahan in the lyrics of his brand new song – talk about hitting us right in the core. This track holds so much emotion from Sam Callahan that we feel every single word. It takes him back to his routes and shows to all of his hardcore day-one fanbase how much he has improved over the years.
There is a brilliant music video that accompanies the song which is just as inspiring. It stars four professionals who are in training mode, prepared to do what it takes to achieve their goals. We follow professional MMA Fighter, Mike ‘Pretty Boy’ Hales; professional gymnast, Sophie Brace; British MX Championship contender, Tommy Lee Morris; and, world champion minibike racer, Robbie Daly.
These professionals not only star in the music video, but they also recorded off-air clips where they encourage us all to never give up.
Check Out The Stars Of Sam Callahan’s “Stitches And Scars” Music Video Here:
— Sam Callahan (@CallahanMusic_) September 16, 2018
‘Stitches and Scars’ 🎥🎙
— Sam Callahan (@CallahanMusic_) September 18, 2018
‘Stitches and Scars’ 🎥🎙
— Sam Callahan (@CallahanMusic_) September 20, 2018
‘Stitches and Scars’ 🎥🎙
Pre-Order – https://t.co/JZfhN5Ffrp
Full release – Sept 28th #StitchesAndScars
Tommy Lee Morris – “Follow your Heart”
Robbie Daly – “Be nice to people” pic.twitter.com/MGhinVEByY
— Sam Callahan (@CallahanMusic_) September 26, 2018
When Sam Callahan started posting these videos on his social media accounts, I really did think they were just promo videos for his new song and music video, and essentially they are, but they’re there to make an impact – I have literally cried at every single one of them, because just like them, I am fighting for my career, my dream. My fight has been ongoing for years and there have been times when I was ready to throw in the towel, to be done with it all, but that isn’t me, I’m always a positive person, and I’m never one to give up. I will get there in the end and be the best I can be.
The song has been written by Sam Callahan, himself, while the production of the track was handled by Jamie Sellers. As for the incredible music video, Sam Callahan & Gareth Mangan were the directors.
Talking about the inspiration behind the track in the description section of the video, Sam Callahan said:
Hey guys, so ‘Stitches and Scars’ is about a really tough time I had at one stage in my life. I had made some stupid decisions, I’d forgotten and neglected some responsibilities that I’d had and it had put me in a really bad place mentally. At the time I was moping around a lot feeling sorry for myself and walking around staring at my feet in a very negative mood and that is quite simply not how I roll!
Generally as a person, I’m super positive, very motivated and have a wicked out look on life, even at times when most people would not! My brother turned around to me at the time having noticed my struggle and told me this: ‘You could have not made that decision, you could have not made those mistakes, you could be less wild and less like you. You could be more boring, more preserved and you could never step out of line, but thats not you and we love you for who you are! It is your imperfections that make you who you are and you need to stop beating yourself up and own them!’
This really resonated with me at the time, it made me realise that I had to get myself out of this hole I was in and those words he said to me that day were the reason that I wrote this song and even show themselves in the music here and there. At the end of the chorus the song sings, ‘Would I really be me without my stitches and scars?’ and THAT in a nutshell is what my brother taught me that day, we have to accept who we are and own it!
We all have our own faults and imperfections but all in all they are what make us unique and we should choose to own those imperfections and use them to our advantage for our own greater good!
The whole crux of the song is based on getting up again after hard knocks, over coming the hurdles that you might face in your career or just in life on a day to day basis too.
Everybody has something that they have to overcome and most have things they want to achieve in life too. Personally, I believe you can achieve anything you set your mind to, you just have to work hard, be yourself and believe!
It’s no surprise that this song is highly personal to him and we can feel his intentions behind every single word. He’s been after a successful career in music for many years and he certainly deserves one, what with his awesome voice and brilliant songwriting skills. I’ve said it plenty of times before, but Sam Callahan sure does have a bright future, in the music industry, ahead of him.
Watch The Music Video To Sam Callahan’s “Stitches And Scars” Here:
Just like the promotional videos that Sam Callahan posted on his socials, the song and music video hits my heart in every single way. This song is flat-out powerful and he has really put his all into the track, and he deserves to be proud of “Stitches and Scars” because we all sure are. It really resonates with everybody around the world, we’ve all had our low points and hit rock-bottom, and we’ve all struggled to get back up again – we’ve all been there and so we know the passion behind this track, and that’s what makes it so powerful.
It’s one incredible song, but the music video that accompanies the track is what makes it even more amazing. We watch these four professionals training so that they can perform at their best, which they end up doing towards the end of the music video. Throughout, there are clips of Sam Callahan walking the streets with his guitar, heading to the top of a car park where he lets off a purple smoke flare. We also see clips of him performing on stage.
Stream Sam Callahan’s “Stitches And Scars” Here:
For those of you who haven’t heard of Sam Callahan, he’s best known for being a contestant on the tenth series of The X Factor UK. He came seventh and was mentored by Louis Walsh. Prior to The X Factor, he released two singles “Runaway Train” and “Crazy”, the former of which reminds us of this new song. Since The X Factor, five years ago, Sam Callahan has dipped into various genres, from starting a rock band which later went their separate ways, to releasing upbeat club track “I Love It When You”. His other releases have included the three-track EP “Bigger Things”, and his latest singles “Burns Like Fire” and “Say Something”.