It's Alright - Sam Valdez
Our next LCM featured artist is Sam Valdez is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, whose music is built upon the fusion of 'shoegaze' and vintage Americana indie folk. Embodying the best of both genres, Sam has created dreamy, yet haunting atmospheric soundscapes that resonate with her listeners. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is Sam's wonderful new single 'It's Alright'. It oozes beauty and grace through it’s forthright lyrics. Featuring fuzzy 90’s retro melodies, wistfully innocent vocals and driving drum rhythms, it’s a melancholic tale of both love and loss. The song reminds us here at LCM HQ as a cross between Lana Del Rey and The Pierces.‘Its Alright’ thematically focuses on coping with the disillusion that comes with relationships. Sam reveals, “I wrote this song in a dream-like state of mind”.
Sam grew up at the edge of the Nevada desert, in Las Vegas and credits the desert as a major influence in her writing and composing. The vastness and solitude of desert life is apparent throughout her writing, with cinematic resonance and euphoric arrangements. After performing in numerous bands, she found the essence of her solo sound and decided to run with it, indulging in her own creative process and ultimately developing a sound that is true to her own. As a classically trained violinist, Sam has a sense of musical maturity within her songs, adding technicalities that bring her to the forefront of her genre.
Valdez has seen success with her previous release ‘Hours’ receiving acclaim from prestigious media outlets including 'Black Book'. She has also performed at high profile venues throughout Los Angeles.
Inspired by Sufjan Stevens, The War On Drugs and the words of Sylvia Plath, it is no wonder that Sam creates stunning compositions. More music coming soon...watch this space.