VALLEY EXPLORE A FRESH SOUND IN NEW SINGLE “TEMPO”, OUT TODAY
FEATURES SOAKY SIREN WHO THE BAND WROTE THE SONG WITH
PERFORMING AT WUNDERBUS FESTIVAL, BOTTLEROCK FESTIVAL AND JOINING COIN FOR 17-DATE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
21 JULY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – 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.
Download and/or stream “Tempo” HERE
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.
VALLEY 2021 TOUR DATES
Sat Aug 28 - Sun Aug 29 - Columbus, OH (Wonderbus Festival)
Fri Sep 3 - Sun Sep 5 - Napa Valley, CA (Bottlerock Festival)
Tue Oct 26 - Birmingham, AL (Iron City Music Hall)
Wed Oct 27 - Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
Fri Oct 29 - Chicago, IL (House Of Blues)
Sat Oct 30 - St. Louis, MO (Del Mar)
Tue Nov 02 - Minneapolis, MN(Varsity Theater)
Wed Nov 03 - Kansas City, MO (The Truman)
Fri Nov 05 - Denver, CO (The Summit)
Sat Nov 06 - Salt Lake City, UT (The Complex)
Mon Nov 08 - Portland, OR (Revolution Hall)
Tue Nov 09 - Vancouver, BC (Rio)
Thu Nov 11 - Seattle, WA (Showbox Sodo)
Sat Nov 13 - Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
Mon Nov 15 - San Diego, CA (Observatory North Park)
Wed Nov 17 - Phoenix, AZ (The Van Buren)
Fri Nov 19 - Dallas, TX (South Side Ballroom)
Sat Nov 20 - Austin, TX (Emo's)
Sun Nov 21 - Houston, TX (House Of Blues)
Valley put together alternative pop with the care, adventurousness, and personal touch of a handmade burned CD. Cycling through moods like your favorite throwback Pinterest board, the Toronto quartet amplify sticky hooks through eloquent songcraft that’s cognizant of what came before, yet ready for the future. In 2016, Valley formed by accident when a local studio double booked them. During high school, Mike and Karah played in one band, while Rob and Alex played in another. They introduced themselves with self-written, self-produced releases, including the EP This Room Is White (2016), the full-length debut MAYBE (2019) and their last EP sucks to see you doing better (2020). They joined Lennon Stella and The Band CAMINO on sold out tours across North America and even picked up a 2020 JUNO Award nomination in the category of “Breakthrough Group of the Year.”
Photo credit: Becca Hamel