Pop singer Samantha LaPorta returns to radio this summer with “Wave”, her new song that encourages young fans to catch their dream wave and ride it all the way to the top. Samantha co-wrote the song with producers Matt Wong and Eddie Gomez. “I wanted to create the vibe of all those fun in the sun beach movies, where everyone is hanging out with their BFF’s, playing volleyball, surfing, watching sunsets and dancing around bonfires,” she explains. “Wave” will be Samantha LaPorta’s fifth single going to Pop radio.
“I think everything about this song is like riding that perfect wave,” continues Samantha from her home in Northwest Florida. “The lyrics and music work awesome together to create a fun beach vibe and I threw in a few whistle tones just for kicks. ‘Wave’ is one of those songs you can’t stop humming. It’s truly a feel-good track.”
“Wave” follows Samantha’s past Radio Disney hits, including “Own the Night,” another song co-written with and produced by Wong and Gomez that remained in the Top 30 on Radio Disney for 16 weeks. The teen music queen currently boasts over half a million streams on Spotify.
Samantha’s artistic process starts with a cool beat that she then layers with meaningful lyrics and rich harmonies. She draws inspiration from a wide array of music styles, from Amy Winehouse to Rihanna and Bruno Mars. “I’m currently obsessed with Billie Eilish, Olivia O’Brien and the new Charlie Puth song with 5SOS,” she says.
In addition to attending the eleventh grade, Samantha has spent the past year performing teen clubs and festivals across the country as well as children’s hospitals and youth charities. “I’ve learned so much from the strong, amazing kids I’ve met this year,” she reflects. “Most significantly, they have taught me the importance of living in the moment.”
That’s why she is savoring every second of this summer – her last summer of high school. “I start my senior year in the fall so I have to make this summer count,” she laughs, adding, “My biggest goal will be getting kids everywhere to add “Wave” to their beach playlists!”
“Wave” is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and all digital platforms.