Her upcoming release is praised as Americana meets Shoegaze
Los Angeles, singer-songwriter, Sam Valdez debut album EP, Mirage is scheduled to be released on June 29th via Nevado Music. Sam Valdez comments, “The desert had so much to do with every aspect of writing the record, ‘Farther Away’ is a glimpse of where that came from.”
And with that KCRW has related how the vastness and solitude of desert life is apparent throughout her writing, with cinematic resonance and euphoric arrangements.
Sam Valdez’s music has been described as a fusion of shoe-gaze and vintage Americana indie folk. They add “by embodying the best of both genres, Valdez has been creating dreamy, yet haunting atmospheric soundscapes that resonate with her listeners.” Valdez 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. In support of the new music, Valdez will be touring all year round but for now you can catch her doing some local shows in LA. New dates to be announced soon.
Until then Shoegaze Americana? Americana shoegaze? Consequences of Sound, Indie Shuffle suggest it.
I think Sam Valdez is crafting songs that effectively resemble the ghost like persona, the traveler born and raised in the sun soaked desert in Nevada, that transcends back in time and distance. With songs like “Farther Away” her delivery isn’t just a romanticized nod to traveling maverick icons like Johnny Cash, but a branch that extends over the pond emulating the European women pop stars of the 60s. While arguably not the first to do this, she isn’t limited in her ability, unlike the others beforehand. I’m also impressed with the bright yet decaying guitar sounds that hauntingly dissipate in what could be a deserted place. The rest of the backing group is typical and is satisfactory in its balance.
Check out her video for yourself before the album is released.
Note – source from press release