Samantha LaPorta’s Perfect Wave

Samantha LaPorta is savoring every second of summer – her last summer of high school – with a brand-new feel-good single she co-wrote that she hopes you’ll add to your beach playlist.

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Produced by Matt Wong and Eddie Gomez, “Wave” is the follow-up to “Own the Night,” LaPorta’s previous single that remained in the top 30 on Radio Disney for 16 weeks. 

“I think everything about this song is like riding that perfect wave,” says LaPorta.  “The lyrics and music work awesome together and it is one of those songs you can’t stop humming.”

We spoke to the teen music queen from her Florida home.

How do you discover new music?

I think discovering a new artist is very exciting! I search different genres and playlists and share my new finds with friends.

What song instantly puts you in a good mood?

Anything by Tame Impala!  Love him!

What is on your bookshelf? 

I like books about self-love and confidence.  Recently, though, I’ve fallen in love with vinyl so my bookshelves are filled with records and a record player.

What can you not miss on TV? 

Fixer Upper. It’s definitely my guilty pleasure.

What is your greatest indulgence? 

I have to have some form of chocolate every day. 

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? 

I’m really into BuzzFeed, investigative reporting and I’m fascinated by the discoveries in outer space and in our oceans. 

What superstitions do you believe in? 

I don’t have any superstitions. I’m more of an “everything happens for a reason” kind of person.

What item in your closet do you wear the most?

Anything denim! I never leave the house without one item that’s denim and just the other day, I treated myself to a pair of white Balenciaga’s that I’m crazy for.

Do you have a secret talent? 

I can imitate a baby crying.  It’s so silly but my friends ask me to do it again and again until we can’t stop laughing. 

Who do you follow on Twitter?

Ariana Grande.  I have followed her since her Victorious days.  I’m a huge fan.

Who are your heroes?

My parents, for sure. I wouldn’t be able to do half the stuff I’m doing without them.

Tell us about your new single, Wave. 

Wave is super fun-in-the-sun-with-your-BFFs type of song but it’s also a metaphor for going after your dreams and riding the wave to the top.  It has a fun vibe, perfect for summer. 

Is the single playing on the radio?

Hopefully soon on Radio Disney, but you can catch “Wave” on the Radio Disney Spotify Playlist now.

Do you plan to tour this summer? 

I’m performing shows in Florida this summer andI definitely want to tour, but first I’m working on songs for an EP and writing in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville.

Follow Samantha LaPorta on Instagram @ Samanthalaportaa

By Jocelyn Vasquez

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