“I thought it was gonna be easy, just go to the studio, record, put out music,” Sam said on Instagram Stories in January 2022, per Just Jared. “And that’s not how the world works. That’s not how the industry works. It takes time, it takes money that I don’t have. It takes patience.”
However, the “Question” singer has had to prioritize wellbeing above a music career.
“I have people who are helping me. I’m putting out music when I can and when it’s ready,” Sam said. “It’s just hard because I’m coming out of pocket and I have bills to pay. And American Idol is not going to pay my bills. Lionel Richie‘s not going to pay my bills. Katy Perry‘s not going to pay my bills. Luke Bryan is not going to pay my bills. I have to pay my rent. I have to make sure that I’m eating every day, which is hard to do.”