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Melting Pot Interviews - Sam Bet talks about being a Pop artist, New Music, and Teleportation

Updated: Dec 29, 2022


 

(Photo Credits : Thomas J Henthorne/@tjh.photo_)

Z:

Where's home?


Sam Bet:

Mobile Alabama!


But I’ve lived all over...


Alabama until I graduated high school then I went around living and working out west in Yellowstone, Montana, even Maui, but landed in New Orleans about 4 years ago.


Z:

What's been the most beneficial thing about moving out to New Orleans?


Sam Bet:

Well probably more than anything the culture and competitiveness of artists here. In a good way though, it’s like if you’re not serious about it then just take a seat. Ya know?

Makes you want it more, and an even better feeling when you’re succeeding in doing it.


As long as you’re working as an artist you’re accepted and loved here, because New Orleans just works hard in general.


Z:

New Orleans sounds like my kinda city.


What genre would you say your music is if you had to put a label on it?


Sam Bet:

Ooooooooooo that question is always kinda hard for me because I do all genres, but if you had to narrow it to ONE I’d say pop.

That’s why sometimes it’s easier just to claim that I’m a singer/Songwriter instead of a pop singer or RnB, etc.


Z:

I definitely agree. You have a particular sound that makes you want to dance and yet you're on a lot of Hip-Hop lineups. Do you see the Hip-Hop crowds as your core base or is it just that there's more opportunities around hip-hop events as opposed to singer only lineups? Do you see yourself branching out of the Hip-Hop circles?


Sam Bet:

Well I think a lot of my favorite artists are rappers because I appreciate the lyricism. I think over the last few years with Hip-Hop really getting it’s credit that it deserves, there’s a lot more rappers on the rise compared to singers. So standing out is important to me. I’m actually planning some strictly pop shows for the new year.

Hopefully I can turn it into a tour.


Possibly playing with some bands as well. So I’m stepping out back into that crowd, but to network and build you have to be able to blend in every crowd, and appreciate every style of music.


Z:

We're excited to hopefully hear a tour announcement! I mean, you did just had your first show in central FL not too long ago. So touring seems like the next step. How was it flying out to perform in front of a crowd for the first time?

Sam Bet:

Dude it was unreal!

An amazing experience for sure. You guys showed me a great time.

It’s one of those feelings you can only find in that type of moment so I wanna recreate it! Hopefully you’ll let me come back haha.

Z:

Maybe we'll just have to handle the Florida leg of your tour for ya!~


With a tour, there is usually new music to coincide with its release. You've released mostly singles in the last 2 years. Are there any plans for an album or even an EP?

Sam Bet:

Yessirrrrrr

I’m gonna announce a new EP soon that’s coming out in January which the tour will be named after. 5 tracks.

Stuff I’ve been working on the last year or so.

Z:

That's exciting! Do you plan on having any visuals with the EP? You dropped a couple of music videos in 2022, the most recent one being for your song "Hellbound." Do the visual concepts come to you as you're making the song or later down the line after the song has been around awhile?


Sam Bet:

That’s funny you ask because I’m actually shooting today! It’s gonna be the first single off of the project. It’s called Past Due.

I actually get the ideas as I write and record them. Whatever feeling I get as I write I try to think what’s the best way to visualize/translate this feeling the song gave me into a visual form.


Z:

Past Due! Love the name. Alright we're gonna switch into some serious questions now.


Would you rather take on 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck?


Sam Bet:

This one’s easy I’m taking the horse sized duck

The 100 can swarm me but the big boy I can try to out maneuver.


Z:

You get to choose one superpower. What power do you choose?


Sam Bet:

Teleportation all day.


Z:

Would definitely make touring a hell of a lot easier!


Last question. You're making a high-tech house of solitude away from all the noise of life. Do you build your house in space or your house at the bottom of the ocean?


Sam Bet:

In space probably, just because I’d rather have a view lmao bottom of the ocean sounds kind of smothering.



 
You can find Sam Bet's music below:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3u0LUWJidoXm4OFoYeG0ye?si=Omvy2X_pSA2NkFAFzdR0Lw

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