Singer/songwriter Samantha Leigh Teemant composes emotion-driven music as a reflection of her surrounding environment, her memories, and her observations of others and the world around her. She grew up in the mountains of Utah, on the French Mediterranean, and the Pacific coast; all of which have heavily influenced her music and can be seen in her tracks such as ?Collioure?- a reflection on the south of France, and ?Green Eyes?- her take on relocating to California. She now attends UC Santa Barbara, studying Music Composition in the College of Creative Studies. She has been able to use her compositional education in her pieces to create richer instrumentation and production, as she does all of her writing independently.
Raised by musical parents, Samantha was exposed to musicians like Tori Amos, Kate Bush, and Damien Rice at a young age. She has been heavily influenced by the artists her parents shared with her. Even artists outside of her genre like David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and Led Zeppelin have influenced the way she composes as she takes note of instrumental interactions and lyrical imagery and applies them to her own music.
Samantha?s music has a base structure of piano and vocal, she builds onto this skeleton with a variety of instruments, creating sound worlds for each of her songs. As she is often
inspired by nature, she uses a lot of imagery in her music through lyrics and sound. Her blend of singer/songwriter, indie, and alternative sounds are often contemplative and ethereal. She released her debut album ?When She Was Young? in 2018 at 19 years old. Since then, she has been working on her second album ?Winter Album? and her upcoming EP ?Soft Seasons?, each emphasizing clear themes. Her ?Winter Album? focuses on darker tones, has a cold atmosphere, and is instrumentally complex and abundant. Her ?Soft Seasons? are sweet, melodic, and nostalgic with a hint of avant-garde in her tracks Candy Skies , and Still Silence (didn?t mean to wake you). Her new projects present her growth and maturity in her artist, in contrast to the charming innocence of ?When She Was Young?.