FIRST SINGLE RELEASED WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA
KICKING OFF A CAMPUS TOUR ON SEPTEMBER 2
10 AUGUST 2018 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, alternative pop foursome, VALLEY, return with the release of their earnest new single “Closer to The Picture, a song that deals with the cycle of anxiety and self-reflection inherent in the deafening digital noise of 21st century living. Universal Music Canada are excited to team up with VALLEY in their debut release with a major label worldwide. Listen to “Closet To The Picture” here.
VALLEY, comprised of Rob (vocals), Mike (guitar), Alex (bass), and Karah (drums) met when a recording studio double-booked their sessions and encouraged them to try playing together. The born-and-raised Canadians seized the opportunity in disguise and began developing what would ultimately become one of the most refreshing and engaging new bands of the decade. VALLEY wrote and self-produced the acclaimed 2016 EP This Room Is White, amassing over 10 million streams, as well as garnering radio and TV placements for indie pop hit “Swim”.
Now VALLEY returns with the lead single “Closer To The Picture,” written and produced by VALLEY in collaboration with Andy Seltzer (Maggie Rogers, Tor Miller, Penguin Prison). “It's an anthem for the outcasts,” the band says. “Being the kid at the party who just hangs out with the dog.” That sensation of feeling isolated in a crowd of friends is the thread that weaves throughout the new track. While the music itself remains mostly uptempo and major key, the songs themselves speak to a generational malaise from the falling in and out of touch with friends who increasingly exist only through a digital medium. In “Closer To The Picture,” Rob cries out and asks, “Do you ever think about your future?” It’s the climax of the song and merely the introduction to a new VALLEY who find themselves “questioning life, questioning who you are or what your purpose is. We’ve all been there.”
The band will hit the road next month to play a number of University Campuses across Ontario. Connecting their lyrics with their peers, playing the old hits and some new music. Stay tuned to the band’s website for additional announcements of opportunities to see VALLEY perform, a live set that is sure to leave fans singing, dancing and wanting more.
Upcoming Campus Tour
9/2/2018 U of Guelph Guelph, ON
9/6/2018 Algonquin Ottawa, ON
9/7/2018 Sheridan College Oakville, ON
9/8/2018 U of Lethbridge Lethbridge, AB
9/13/2018 Seneca College North York on
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