It's a gorgeous return from the LA newcomer...

Los Angeles riser Sam Valdez makes the kind of dreamy, effervescent guitar pop you previously thought only existed in dreams.

There are shades of Mazzy Star in her work, this kind of opaque, desert bleached vision that is equal parts DIIV and Cocteau Twins.

Valdez’s debut EP 'Mirage' rightfully won acclaim, a supremely gifted collection that marked her out as something a little different.

With a flurry of European shows incoming Sam Valdez has finished work on a new single, a gleaming shoegaze-inflected jewel.

'Turn' walks at its own pace, taking life in its leisure, while the love-lorn lyric twists and pokes at your heartstrings.

It's dominated by that glorious vocal, though, with Sam Valdez pouring her heart and soul into this guitar pop mirage.

Tune in now.

Catch Sam Valdez at London's Thousand Island on April 15th.

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