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Sammi Lanzetta Continues Her Transformation with “Glass Slipper

Los Angeles-based indie rocker and pinball wizard, Sammi Lanzetta, is back with a heartfelt single “Glass Slipper” that showcases her fantastic vocal skills against a stop-and-go style composition that sways wildly between your typical rock/new wave set up and suspended moments of soft piano. For fans of the swelling dramatics of Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine), this song is a must-listen that treks the farthest we have seen Lanzetta go into the land synth pop.

Simultaneously cinematic and experimental, you can glean the indie rock roots of Sammi’s earlier work with 2017’s For Avery and 2019’s Titty Logic from the song’s intro before it quickly evolves into something different altogether. Following in the footsteps of her last single “The Villain”, she continues with a stunning transformation that reflects her recent change in lifestyle since moving from New York to L.A. She maintains her signature brash persona while excavating something new that feels even more bold as it breaks through the surface of her indie rock chrysalis.

“Just as you fit in me like I am a glass slipper” she sings, “I fuck with you as long as you want me to”. While you can feel the fragility of being made glass, she reminds us of the selective power of Cinderella’s famous glass slipper. Being, rather than wearing, the metaphorical glass slipper grants her the power of choice – to ride with whomever she fits with. There’s an increased sense of autonomy, mobility, and independence that she’s willing to share so long as she is wanted.

If “The Villain” was the beginning (or even the naming) of a new character arc for Lanzetta, “Glass Slipper” shows that she can slip into new sonic shoes with ease and aplomb. Her powerful, echoing vocals take centerstage as she wails into an expansive void that swirls with synthetic ambience.

“Glass Slipper” is available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, and can be found on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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