JUNO nominated, alternative-pop band, Valley shift gears with their brand-new single, “Tempo” released today with Capitol Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
“We often as Valley talk about our love for juxtaposition in songwriting. It’s played a huge role in our style and how we story tell with our music. Happy melody = sad lyric,” the band explain, “‘Tempo’ is very much opposite to that process for Valley and particularly why we love it so much.”
Valley – comprised of Rob Laska, Karah James, Mickey Brandolino and Alex DiMauro – have spent the past two years developing organic buzz through a personal and intimate connection with their fans.
Described by the band as an “upbeat dance track” but with the recognizable Valley flair, the fresh sound was created as part of a new collaboration,
“We wrote it with the lovely Soaky Siren (Nobody’s Love by Maroon 5) who we ended sampling all over the song, her voice has such a lush vintage yet modern feel to it. It really fills the space throughout Tempo in a beautiful way,” Valley reveals.
In sincere Valley fashion, the song meaning suggests embracing being in the present moment and the people you’re with, reveling in every detail of it.
Valley illuminate, “Life is short and moves quick. Taking a second to really experience things is so important these days. So lyrically, it’s about obsessing over a moment or someone in your life but in the sweetest and most pure of ways; from waking up with them in the morning to going out with them at night and existing together in the mundane …but it meaning the world to you. It’s wishing we could slow down time to experience each moment together more deeply. Tempo is all about tension and release sonically.”
“Tempo” follows two previously released tracks so far this year; “Like 1999” and “SOCIETY.” The explosive, “Like 1999” which genesis traces back to a viral TikTok post that drove the band to finish the track in under 48 hours, went on to eclipse over 100 million streams while breaking boarders, appearing on viral charts in the U.S., Philippines, Korea, Japan and more. While “SOCIETY” garnered over 10,000 streams in only three hours after being released.
After an unprecedented year for live music, Valley are excited to reconnect with their fans to perform across North America. The band are gearing up to play Wunderbus Festival in Columbus, OH and Bottlerock Festival in Napa Valley, CA at the end of the summer and then joining COIN on a 17-date North American tour this fall including a show in Vancouver, BC. See full list of tour dates below, tickets available on Valley’s website.
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