Los Angeles-based artist Sam Valdez unveils her captivating new single “Toothache”, out now.
Opening with a soulful, velvety ballad that showcases her mastered vocal control, Sam effortlessly channels the nostalgia of 1960s sonic landscapes with a contemporary twist. With brooding lyrics accompanied by reverbed guitar riffs and rhythmic drums, “Toothache” flips the script on the classic breakup narrative. The song explores themes of self-love and the longing desire to reconnect with one’s sense of self after the end of a relationship.
Speaking exclusively to FLAUNT, Sam wrote, “Channeling 1960’s nostalgic Americana with her own contemporary twist, Sam Valdez brings us into her world of self-love and acceptance.”
Influenced by her childhood growing up on the edge of the Nevada desert, Sam has crafted a cinematic blend of indie, alternative, and pop into a signature aesthetic. Her dreamy yet haunting soundscapes have earned her early support from the likes of KCRW, Consequence of Sound, and Huffington Post, as well as supporting tours for artists such as Stella Donnelly, Cayucas, and Giant Rooks.
On describing her songwriting process, Sam states, “I’ve always tried to write from the most genuine place that I can, but, lately, and with this record, I’ve been working on sharing more sides of my views and emotions. She adds, “Melancholic, comforting and thought-provoking is what I look for in music and what I feel and hope comes across in mine.”
Marking the first single off her forthcoming album, “Toothache” is a promising glimpse into the rising songstress’ future.
“Toothache” is now available worldwide across all streaming platforms.