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Samantha Gangal


Samantha is an actress, recording artist, and model. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Los Angeles. She has appeared in several national commercials, as well as television and film. She also starred in and co-wrote an award-winning short film which has been an official selection in many film festivals nationally and internationally. She recently appeared on NCIS-LA and is currently filming a project for television. Samantha first began singing in musical theater at the age of 8. She sings various genres of music, but her favorite is 70s and 80s rock. Her recorded cover songs include Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Lady Gaga’s “Shallow.” Her first single, “My Own Prison” is an acoustic based track, while her latest single, “Ruin Me” is more alternative rock based and reflects the direction her music is headed. There are four additional songs in pre-production with an EP slated for fall release. For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! I would label my current music as alternative modern rock.

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else? I think the recording may slightly be my favorite part of it. I really enjoy the creativity and improvisation that I am able to do while recording my songs. Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

The recording studio is a lot of hard work, but it’s so gratifying to experience after hours of preparation, how it all comes together.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing? When I'm not doing music, I love to travel and like most people my age, I love hanging out with my friends. Who or what do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

I love the fact that basically anyone can write, record, and release a song from the comfort of their home. YouTube, Spotify, and other social media outlets have helped independent artists so much. It’s just the total freedom of being able to create on one’s own terms.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it? All of my songs come from a place of emotion. I would say right now my current single, “Ruin Me” is probably the most emotional. It’s a song about a one-sided relationship and the frustrations that go along with it. It's about someone who is desperately trying to protect themselves from falling for someone but failing miserably. Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year? Yes! I currently have 4 songs in pre-production with the hope of releasing an EP sometime in the fall. Tell us where fans can access your music. Follow on Instagram


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