Passion project: Campbell creates music under stage name ‘Veggie’


Claire Valenti

Alumni Sam Campbell placed posters that had the QR code for “Sunlight” around the school for people to scan and listen to.

Claire Valenti and Abigail Durkin

Alumni Sam Campbell is a new musical artist that goes by “Veggie,” and has been working on producing music since 7th grade. As of right now, he’s released a single called “Sunlight” that came out on April 15, 2022. Campbell hopes to release his album in the next few months.

Q: What inspired you to start your music career?
A: I just kind of started it as a joke in middle school, and then I started actually learning instruments and it was a lot of fun. I’ve been doing it ever since.

Q: Can you elaborate on your passion for music?
A: It’s something that keeps me going, and I just like to [make music] a lot. It gives me a creative outlet.

Q: Where do you hope to take your music career?
A: It would be fun to make money off of it somehow, like teaching other people how to make music or becoming a musician touring which would be a lot of fun. I’m just doing it for fun right now and we’ll see where it goes.

Q: How do you feel your music affects other people?
A: I hope people like it. I’ve released one single so far and it’s more of an aggressive song; it’s not really supposed to be positive but when the whole album is all done I feel like people might look at the song differently. It’s a conceptual album.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your album?
A: I’ve been working on it since sophomore year on and off, it’s been a lot of work. [Sunlight] is more towards the beginning. It’s all about confidence and then the slow decay of how I’ve been feeling.