Monday, March 4, 2013

Sam Shelton "Reservoir" Album Review & Giveaway

LA based singer, songwriter, actress Sam Shelton returns with a brand new full-length album Reservoir, produced by Ben Lee. This pop album is not at all what I expected when I hit play.

Resevoir has a pop-y feel without being overly peppy but manages to keep itself in that genre with it's upbeat guitar, fun sound and smooth vocals; a trio that creates some very unique and catchy tunes. Sam's breathy vocals actually remind me a lot of Feist or Jenny Lewis.

I've listened to the album a handful of times since I got it last week and can't get enough of it. I found all eleven tracks on the album very engaging but really really dug the vibe of "Dizzy" (track 2) & "Am I Not Enough" (track 3).

Sam Shelton first came to the music scene co-fronting the hit cabaret band The Pretty Babies with her friend and fellow-actress Zooey Deschanel. In 2009 Sam was asked by Quentin Tarantino to record the Grammy nominated song, "The Man With The Big Sombrero" for his film Inglorious Bastards.

Where Sam grew up, there was always music-from harmonizing in the back of the VW van with her three older sisters, to singing at block party talent shows. This album is Sam's second full length album and can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon or by visiting SamanthaShelton.net.

Reservoir track list:
  1. Break Into Me
  2. Dizzy
  3. Am I Not Enough
  4. Evening Wear
  5. Never Know
  6. Just Say OK
  7. Guts
  8. Lazy For You
  9. Shoot Me Now
  10. 15 Minutes
  11. Koreatown

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One lucky winner will win a copy of Sam Shelton's new album, Reservoir.

Enter here:
Giveaway ends on Monday, March 11 @11:59pm (pst) and is open to US residents, 18+ only. Winner will be chosen at random & contacted via email. If winner doesn't respond within 48hrs a new winner will be chosen.

(Disclosure: I was provided with a digital copy of the album in order to review. The complimentary giveaway album will be mailed directly to winner by PR company.  I was not monetarily compensated for this post and the views in this post are all mine.)