Born Jared Samuel Erskine on October 17, 1986, in South Bend Indiana, popular singer-songwriter October London grew up in a very musically inclined family. He didn’t always want to be a singer though. The music inside of him just kind of….seeped out. He had once wanted to become a Storm Chaser, a Semi Truck driver, a creative designer for a major car company given his taste in beautiful cars, and even wanted to pursue acting. Growing up October London attended Winnie the pooh Pre-School, McKinley Elementary School and John Adams High School in South Bend. Although London’s crafty ways in the studio might lead you to believe that he has talent with playing several instruments, that is actually un-true. There was no band practice in school, no summer time piano or guitar lessons, and he couldn’t read music to save his life. October learned music by hitting the play and record button simultaneously on his boom box in his bedroom. October didn’t need to know how to read music if his brain could save sound structure and tone to his mental hard drive.
October London is an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his work in the R&B and soul genr
October London, whose real name is Sam Goss, is an American R&B and soul artist whose music resonates with emotion and nostalgia. He hails from Los Angeles, California, and his musical journey has been characterized by a deep and soulful voice that captures the essence of classic R&B. His stage name, "October London," is a tribute to the month he was born and the city that has shaped his musical influences.
London's music is often characterized by its poignant lyrics and smooth, velvety vocals. He has released several tracks and projects that showcase his unique blend of contemporary R&B with a timeless feel. Some of his notable songs include "Color Blind" and "Top Down," which have garnered attention for their soulful melodies and heartfelt storytelling.
While not as mainstream as some of his peers in the music industry, October London's talent and dedication to his craft have gained him a loyal following, and he continues to be an artist to watch for those who appreciate soulful and emotive R&B music. His work resonates with fans who appreciate the classic elements of the genre while infusing a modern touch, making him a promising figure in the R&B scene.October London is an old-soul singer and songwriter whose smooth, heartfelt vocals recall R&B giants of the past like Sam Cooke and especially Marvin Gaye. London, a native of South Bend, Indiana, arrived in July 2016 with a featured role on "Revolution," the triumphant finale of Snoop Dogg's Coolaid. Later that month, London made his proper solo debut with "Black Man in America," a bluesy retro-soul single filled with anguish, through veteran producer Jazze Pha's Cadillac Music label. The song's parent release, an EP titled Color Blind: Love, arrived three months later and featured a duet with Faith Evans. "KDB (Kisses Down Below)," a contemporary club track recorded with BCANIC, was out by year's end. London's output through only the first half of 2017 included second EP Color Blind: Hate & Happiness, an appearance on Snoop's Neva Left, and the understated full-length Not Your Average Album
While not as mainstream as some of his peers in the music industry, October London's talent and dedication to his craft have gained him a loyal following, and he continues to be an artist to watch for those who appreciate soulful and emotive R&B music. His work resonates with fans who appreciate the classic elements of the genre while infusing a modern touch, making him a promising figure in the R&B scene.