It’s springtime, and there is no person that embodies spring more than the lovely Sam Shelton. She is busy, beautiful, and literally full of life (read on to see how that is appropriate use of the word literal). You’ve already seen her video for “Over You” here on HelloGiggles. Her new album Reservoir, produced by Ben Lee, is out now!
Watch her go BADASS with a bump in her brand new video for “Dizzy”!
Fun fact #1: This video was directed by Sam’s husband, Steven Davis, writer for Bob’s Burgers.
Fun Fact #2: That is a 6 months pregnant belly in those hot stretch pants and heels! Beyonce much?
Fun Fact #3: Girl. Power.
Fun Fact #4: You are seeing it here, FIRST!
I caught up with Sam to ask a few questions and enjoyed learning about her childhood in Eagle Rock (before it was cool), her biggest creation yet (can you name a baby “Rainbow Colors Bones Davis”?), and her obsession with The Bachelor (seriously obsessed). Check it out, and check out her tunes! You are going to fall for Sam Shelton!
What was your childhood like? What was mini Sam Shelton like?
I had a great childhood growing up on the east side in Eagle Rock, before it was so hipster. I loved roller blading, jumping on my trampoline, doing theatre, going to the movies and reading. Basically I was a dork, but weren’t we all? I have three older sisters and our house had one bathroom…in the 80′s… it was chaos. I learned how to fend for myself.
When and how did you start making music? Were you surprised when that beautiful voice first came out of your mouth?
Well, my whole family is musical and we would all sing together all the time, especially in the car. Harmonizing was just a normal part of our everyday life. My sister Erin is an amazing singer, trained in opera and jazz, so to me, she was the singer in the family and I was the theatre nerd. When Zooey Deschanel and I formed The Pretty Babies in the early 2000′s and we started doing our live shows, that’s when I gained confidence and became really passionate about pursuing music alongside acting.
What are you really excited about right now (hehe I bet I know)?
Oh, could it be the human BABY growing inside my body right this minute?? I am SO excited. He is very active, kicking me all the time, just like his father… ha. It’s very surreal and a bit like ALIEN, but I absolutely love it. It was so fun to film the video for “Dizzy” and completely rock the bump. We have no official name yet, so we go by what my 3 year old niece calls him: “Rainbow Colors Bones Davis”. Oh and, for the record, milkshakes. I always want milkshakes.
What inspires you the most?
In general, I’m inspired by witty people. Laughing gets my juices flowing. That, and taking long walks in the hills and being close to nature. When I write, it usually starts in my imagination and spreads outward. Making up a line, or a story, warms me up and helps encourage a deeper truth to emerge. Also, being happily married, I definitely pay close attention to the crazy love lives of my single girlfriends!
Tons of friends or a few BFFs?
Both! I am lucky to have a large circle of great friends that I’ve known for a long time now, which is rare in a city like LA. On the other side I do have my BFF’s that I hold super close to my heart.
Lipstick or eyeliner?
Lipstick! I’ve never successfully self applied a liquid liner cat-eye, though Lord knows I have tried.
What is your strangest hobby or habit?
Probably my obsession with The Bachelor. At this point, it’s definitely both a hobby and a habit!