Sam Valdez’s blend of shoe-gaze, Americana, indie-rock and pop provides an evocative backdrop for her reflective songs about a childhood growing up in the glare and space of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Echoes of formative musical experiences as a child violinist, and the mystery, beauty, and haunting quality of desert life can be heard in the music of the now Los Angeles native, who displays a knack for dreamy textures, and a flair for abstract but emotive lyrics. Classical music’s force has informed her potent and sweeping arrangements and cinematic sense of dynamics.
Her upcoming album, Take Care, is a personal memoir of people and experiences central to her life’s experience. As Valdez confides, “It’s about recklessness and the first real life-changing experiences of intimacy, learning to be more self-reliant, coping and moving on.” Take Care highlights reverb-dipped, textured, melancholic songs, resulting in a breathtaking debut album.