Samara Leilani | Singer-Songwriter
Samara Leilani is a singer-songwriter from Huntington Beach, California who began creating her own music at the age of 14. Her unique sound is a mixture of indie, pop, R&B, and rock with a voice that is a mixture of Amy Winehouse and Clairo. Samara Leilani’s current musical influences are Sza, Clairo, Solange, FKA Twigs, and her all time influence that created her desire to get into music include Adele, Kanye, and the Beatles.
At the age of 8, Samara Leilani began her formal vocal training in classical music and opera. Her first performances were classical pieces at the age of 8. At the age of 10, she added in pop vocal training and has developed into a powerhouse vocalist that sings with emotion and passion. In middle school, Samara Leilani was awarded Solo Artist of the Year by the Classical Voice Conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts. During her freshman year of high school, Samara Leilani was chosen to join the Huntington Beach High School Academy for the Performing Arts as a solo vocalist in the Popular Music program (MMET). Having been cast as a soloist in every concert, Samara Leilani has performed well known songs from the Beatles, Benee, Sparks, The Fifth Dimension, The Weekend , and Jefferson Airplane. In 2021, Samara was awarded Best Vocal Performance for her rendition of "White Rabbit' by Jefferson Airplane. This award winning performance led to her being nominated for the Orange County Register's Artist of the Year in Vocal Music. Samara was recently accepted into San Diego State University's School of Music and will be pursuing a degree in Music Entrepreneurship and Business in Fall 2022.
Samara Leilani’s music has purpose, and comes from a place of painful experiences she has experienced. Through her unique music, Samara Leilani wants to help others heal from their past hurts and be a light in a dark world. Her original songs are available on all platforms - including her latest EP "Tell Her" that was released on May 14, 2022 with 3 new original songs.
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