In the midst of social distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19, SOCAN continues to conduct video interviews with our members online – in our video series, “Staying Home with…” Today, it’s Sam Roberts.

Sam Roberts has won 11 SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards for topping various major music charts, and six JUNO Awards, over the course of six albums with the Sam Roberts Band that showcase his talent for writing strong hooks, memorable melodies, and  singalong choruses.

On the release of his seventh album with the band, All of Us, we sat down to ask how he writes the songs, what makes for a good chorus, and his best advice for songwriters just starting out on the path.