Track of the day: ‘Funeral’ by Sam Valdez

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The new single  ‘Funeral’ from Shoegaze rock Americana artist Sam Valdez is

“inspired by Sufijan Stevens and the words of Sylvia Plath”.

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. 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, Valdez has a sense of musical maturity within her songs, adding technicalities that bring her to the forefront of her genre.

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