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EP Review – Mirage by Sam Valdez

If you require a summer soundtrack then look no further.

Indie-shoegazer Sam Valdez has released her brand-new EP, Mirage, and the dreamy chords and beautifully-melodic compositions are perfect for the solstice of your summer.

An accumulation of emotive tracks drawing from vintage Americana indie-folk results in a sonic and sensual experience – on Mirage Valdez is a true vocal prowess with hypnotic and atmospheric arrangements.

Starting her career in 2017, the musician has been turning heads in the music industry since, and it’s no surprise given the emotive and soothing guitar riffs and addictive melodies featured on her EP.

She grew up in the outskirts of the Nevada desert, and you can hear this influence in her compositions; a sense of isolation and emptiness can be heard in her lyrics and resonated by her vocals – especially on tracks such as ‘Farther Away’ and ‘Other Side’.

Through kaleidoscopic and reverbing melodies, a mourning in Valdez’s voice is presented throughout Mirage. ‘It’s Alright’, which is the latest single on Valdez’s EP, captures the very essence of this: “Love grew so fast just to die so young/So you left me sleeping in my party clothes,” she sings. Sam Valdez explains that she wrote the song in a dream-like state of mind which is a perfect representation of the song and everything else that follows on Mirage. 

Everything about this EP is truly admirable.

Words by Emily Bedward 

Featured Image supplied by Mora / May Agency 

EP Review – Mirage by Sam Valdez
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