As said Wednesday, we will daily or twice daily be posting a spotlight on one of our 12. Continue here to read the bio about displaced Lake Villa resident Kyle Schardt (he’s just at college). In today’s edition, we journey down the road to Mundelein an I Love Lake County Song Search Spotlight: Matt Sams.
The alternative rocker has been writing music and lyrics since his childhood. Sams, who also plays guitar, claims his genre also as indie and electronic.
The Mundelein resident just got off his 2014 campaign of writing, recording and releasing a song every day. He plans to up the ante this year, by creating weekly projects.
Instead of the daily songs he put together in 2014, Sams has dropped an extended play album (EP) once a week which he releases on his bandcamp page.
Sams is not only doing his writing, producing and recording music on the daily, but he also is creating a new long play album simultaneously. Sams documents his progress on his youtube channel.
Solo work isn’t where he ends his creativity, because he’s also in a band called Somnistatic. Madame ZuZus a tea shop in Highland Park owned by Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins co-founder and lead singer, has Sams perform in front of their audiences regularly.
Every vote counts in the Song Search. The winner of the for Fan Vote will play live at Mickey Finn’s in Libertyville on May 14. Be sure to indicate who you voted for on your social media handle! The Ultimate Grand Prize winner will be named at a later date after the Fan Vote is complete. Check out Matt Sams I Love Lake County Song Search submission “I Love Lake County.”