Today Valerie June shares “Why The Bright Stars Glow,” the latest track and video from her highly anticipated new album, The Moon & Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, out March 12th, 2021 via Fantasy Records. Directed by Renata Raksha (Purity Ring, Brooke Candy), the ethereal clip for “Why The Bright Stars Glow” embodies a dreamer’s aura as Valerie’s shimmering figure cuts against a night sky.
Produced by Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys, John Legend) and Valerie June, The Moon & Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, June’s first new album since 2017’s acclaimed The Order of Time, is already garnering praise around the world.
In their glowing and expansive ‘album of the month’ review UNCUT proclaimed, “The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers is a psychedelic tour de force that mixes folk, soul and spiritual Van-style hymns into a delirious, unique whole.” They go on to add, “Make no mistake, these songs are beguiling, comely, sweet; but beneath their resonant beauty, June has given us an album that is powerfully, elegantly subversive.” Rolling Stone affirmed, “If early previews are any indication, June’s next record should be a career-making statement.” Essence called the three-song suite of “Stay” / “Meditation” / “You And I,” released late last year, “well worth the wait” and the New York Times named “You and I” one of the ‘Best Songs Of 2020.’ Listen to the suite HERE. Lastly, NPR Music said the album’s first single “Call Me A Fool,” “weaves in sonic threads from a variety of genres with insurmountable grace.”
Earlier this week, Valerie June performed as part of the 34th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert alongside artists such as Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard, Angelique Kidjo and many more.
Pre-Order The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers: HERE