Just forward of her eagerly awaited US tour, GRAMMY-nominee Valerie June has shared “Use Me,” the 1st new first track from the celebrated singer-songwriter since the launch of her greatly acclaimed 2021 LP, The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers.
Co-published by Valerie and observed songwriter and producer Jennifer Decilveo (Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Andra Day), “Use Me” is an irresistible slice of Memphis soul that the moment all over again affirms Valerie’s effective potential to join. “We’ve produced a sphere from a circle unbroken,” sings Valerie. “We’ve bought true adore, not just a few words and phrases spoken.”
“As a bridge among modern day audio and traditional songs, ‘Use Me’ vacillates amongst upbeat pop and weaves in the previous, familiar hymn, ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken,’” clarifies June. “Coming entire circle, this represents various levels of how by means of enjoy, households, and communities, whether publicly or individually, in life and past demise, we can use every single other to generate gorgeously constructive changes.
“Oftentimes, the voices of encouragement are from the women of all ages in our lives. We use the steering of mothers, sisters, aunts, and daughters. I’m thrilled to launch this music in celebration of International Women’s Month for the reason that it was my quite very first time working with a female producer, Jennifer Decilveo. Feminine producers are not effortless to occur by in the songs business, so this collaboration was excess distinctive.”
Valerie June’s album The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers was 1 of 2021’s most celebrated releases. Produced by June and Jack Splash, the album is “a psychedelic tour de force” that is “powerfully, elegantly subversive” (Uncut) and “a gorgeous track cycle of redemption and reclamation” (Rolling Stone).
June’s spellbinding vocals and infectious sense of marvel floor the record, and “her each individual quiver bespeaks psychological honesty” (New Yorker). The observe-up to her 2013 breakthrough, Pushin’ From A Stone, and the widely adored The Purchase of Time — a 2017 effort and hard work that gained the admiration of Bob Dylan and landed on best-of-the-calendar year lists — The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers is landmark work for the Memphis-born, Brooklyn-primarily based auteur.