Valerie June shares “Stay (Little Dragon Remix),” an innovative rework of the opener from her new album The Moon & Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers that finds Swedish pop group Little Dragon putting a sultry, almost Sade-like spin on Valerie’s original. The new remix comes ahead of Valerie’s June 14 performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Listen to “Stay (Little Dragon Remix)” HERE
The Moon & Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, out now on Fantasy Records, is an uncompromising culmination of Valerie June’s vision that incorporates traditional roots music, modern R&B, Afrobeat rhythms, orchestral string arrangements, and experimental pop-infused psychedelia into a reflective work that feels vital in 2021. The highly acclaimed record — which has received glowing notices from the New York Times, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Essence, Uncut, MOJO and more — was recently nominated for two 2021 Americana Music Awards. June is nominated for Album Of The Year for The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers and Song Of The Year for “Call Me A Fool.” June matches Jason Isbell and Amethyst Kiah as the most nominated artist at this year’s awards.
Listen/Buy The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers: HERE
In honor of Black Music Month, on June 19 Valerie June will perform at the Kennedy Center’s Black Women Breaking Ground celebration alongside Angélique Kidjo and Estelle. Turnaround Arts, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, and the Kennedy Center present a night of music by groundbreaking Black women artists — artists who defy genre, innovate sonically, and combine the past and present in ways that inspire us to imagine a new future. More details HERE.
Valerie June will be touring throughout 2021, see announced tour dates HERE.
In a recent Sunday New York Times profile of Valerie June by Jon Pareles, she discusses the genesis of The Moon & Stars and her close collaboration with producer Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys, John Legend). “She is simultaneously rural and cosmopolitan, historically minded and contemporary, idiosyncratic and fashionable, mystical and down-to-earth,” Pareles wrote. “Above all, a willed and unblinking optimism courses through Valerie June’s songs.”