Samantha Crain (born August 15, 1986 in Shawnee, Oklahoma) is an American songwriter, musician, and singer. Crain's first recording was the 2007 self-released EP The Confiscation. Her first album, recorded as Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers (with Jacob Edwards, Andrew Tanz, and Beth Bombara), was 2009's Songs in the Night. After the group disbanded, Crain released her first solo album, You (Understood) in 2010. Crain's third album Kid Face was released in 2013 to favorable reviews. Most recently, album Under Branch & Thorn & Tree is scheduled for released in July 2015. Her work has been praised for her dark lyrics and emotional delivery.