Oozing of 90’s shoegaze, Western sensibilities and folk, “Farther Away” by Sam Valdez is an ethereal track that will lift you off the ground.
There are some songs that take you to certain places or scenarios, and Sam Valdez’s “Farther Away” puts us in the middle of the desert, enjoying the company of a van of beautiful singing hippies in flowy, sheer dresses and angelic voices. “Farther Away” is atmospheric, with shoegaze melodies that enchants and enthralls on all the right spots. It reminds us of Mazzy Star’s softness mixed with a desert rock attitude.
The song has already been rotating in NPR, as featured in Consequence of Sound and Indie Shuffle. According to the artist, her music is inspired by The War on Drugs, Sufjan Stevens, and the words of Sylvia Plath.