Sam Valdez has the dreamiest music that just transports you, it’s perfect for long drives and thinking about your past. It’s the perfect dose of nostalgia. Her new song is perfect for getting over your ex and moving on with your life. We talked to her about music and what’s been inspiring her lately.
How did you get started in music?
Sam: I started music playing the violin when I was around 7 years old and then ended up learning guitar and singing about a year and a half after I moved to LA. I had no idea singing and songwriting would end up being so important to me. At first, I just wanted to learn for the fun of it.
Is it hard to be so vulnerable in your writing?
Sam: Sometimes, but I always ignore the fact that other people will hear it and focus on working through my thoughts. I feel if I'm writing from a genuine place then more people will naturally relate.
What’s been the biggest challenge for you?
Sam: Not getting in my own way and being too in my head has been a challenge but I'm working on it.
What’s your best piece of advice for young women?
Music aficionado and editor-in-chief at The New Nine. I'm most at home at festivals and concerts. I would love to start a band of all Kanye covers all on keys. I'm a dedicated Jack White fan and when I saw him in concert it changed my life. I'd never seen someone so passionate about music and preserving its history. Every project he does I just worship. Follow me on Twitter and Insta: @etreadgold