Hi Samantha, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thanks for asking, you just made my day!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Wave”?

I would love to talk with you about Wave.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Absolutely! Wave is about over coming obstacles, the challenges that make it hard to succeed at what you want to do or love.  We all have them. For me, its trying to succeed in this business. I write a lot but there are many steps I have to over come to get my songs to an audience.

How did you come up with the message?

I wanted a fun summer vibe, a follow up to my “summer anthem” from last year, Own the night. I’m a fan of beach movies where everyone is having fun with friends. Wave is that summer bop, on the surface at least.  If you go deeper, the lyrics tell a story of reaching higher to achieve your dreams.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I decided to do a Lyric video for this one. Since so much of music is digital these days, there aren’t any liner notes or lyrics attached, My fans really like the lyric  videos. They say it makes them feel more connected to the song.

How was the recording and writing process?

I wrote WAVE with Producer Matt Wong and Eddie Gomez.  We start with a blank slate then chat about what’s happening in our lives.  Usually laugh a lot! When we get down to business, its a beat, then chord progressions… I pick what has the best vibe and then those stories we discussed turn to lyrics. That’s why the lyrics are so relatable.  They are true, real life.

How much of a role did your growing up Florida inspire the writing of this song?

I’m a beach girl!  You can tell by my videos. I love the beach, especially with my friends who really support what I do. That vibe of fun in the sun with your BFF’s inspired WAVE, it’s my theme song to summer fun.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?

I prefer collabs, it pushes me to be better.  We are very honest with each other about what works and what doesn’t

and we have so much fun in the studio. I think it shows in the music.

How have female singers like Rihanna and Billie Eilish influenced your writing?

I admire their creativity, their fearless authenticity. I can relate to their journeys and how they found their voices and style in music.

After the major success from your previous single – are you feeling any pressure with this release? Be honest! 🙂

Sure, there is self pressure.  How can I make this song better than the last?  And there is also outside pressure of will it get played or will people like it? I usually add my new songs into a set list to see what the reaction is before I go public with a song.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

Our team has been talking about an EP.  I have lots of ideas I’m working on!

Any plans to hit the road?  

Always!  I love to travel.  So far I’ve been performing mostly in the US.  I get invites from touring bands to open for their shows. But I would love to tour overseas!

What else is happening next in Samantha LaPorta’s world?  

So many projects in the works, lots of new songs!  I will be recording and writing this summer in LA, Nashville and NYC.

I can’t wait to get back on stage towards the end of the summer.  I always looking forward to seeing my friends and fans!