By: Sophie Ray
Valley, the alternative-pop band composed of talented artists Rob Laska, Mickey Brandolino, Alex Dimauro, and Karah James have been on a roll with their electrifying new singles. They first performed them live for their fans during their North American tour and now they are ready to unveil their much-awaited second album - Lost In Translation. Get ready to be blown away!
Their newest release, a 15-track album, is an introspective collection of the band's thoughts and experiences spanning a period of three years during which they were creating this masterpiece. This album follows their highly acclaimed debut "MAYBE" (2019) and promises to be another stellar addition to their discography.
Laska reflects, “It poses more questions than answers which has been an accurate description of our lives since releasing our first album. It’s been a maze to figure out what this all means, why we still do it, what’s been found and most importantly, what’s been lost along the way.”
The captivating record "Lost In Translation," reads like a personal journal filled with glimpses of life experiences and overflowing with pop-culture references. It showcases an inspired blend of legendary bands spanning through decades mixed with unique valley soundscapes, making for a truly immersive and unforgettable read.
James adds, “’Evenings & Weekends’ is one of my favorite tracks on the album. I remember waking up that day in our little A-frame house in the Hollywood Hills wanting to write an ABBA-like song. We started with a tempo like ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ and went for the same dark 70’s pop vibe that song has. It’s about conditional love and how it feels to be disposable to a person.”
To celebrate, they have also dropped the official music video for their popular track "Natural". It's a must-watch for any fans of the band or music enthusiasts in general.
Karah James and Oliver Whitfield-Smith have joined forces to co-direct an outstanding video project. The combination of their talents results in a unique and innovative perspective that is truly captivating on the screen. Their innovative vision infuses each project with vitality, setting it apart from the competition. With their unique approach, they consistently produce impactful results that leave a lasting impression.
As James marks her directorial debut, the band's very own drummer and vocalist, James, takes us behind the scenes, “I had specific scenes in my mind for this, like where the lead is in the bathroom, I took influence from a scene in the 1991 film ‘Thelma and Louise’ where Louise is in the bathroom after shooting Thelma’s attacker. She is calmly looking into the mirror as all the chaos is happening around her.” “Natural” was crafted from a “realization that it’s okay to express how effortless being in love truly is. When you’ve found the one, your sidekick, your partner in crime, your Jim and Pam love story.”
Get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure as Valley takes you on a tour of Southeast Asia and Australia. Their headlining shows are not to be missed, giving fans outside of North America the chance to experience their amazing music firsthand. Don't miss out on this epic journey with Valley!
ALBUM UNDERPLAY SHOWS
June 26 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
SEA & AUSTRALIA TOUR
August 1 – Seoul, Korea @ YES24 Live Hall
August 3 – Tokyo, Japan @ Ebisu Garden Hall
August 5 – Manila, Philippines @ Mall Show
August 7 – Hong Kong, China @ Music Zone
August 8 – Taipei, Taiwan @ Clapper Studio
August 10 – Singapore, Malaysia @ Gateway Theatre
August 12 – Bangkok, Thailand @ Road To Sonic Bang Festival
August 15 - Brisbane, Australia @ Triffid
August 17 – Sydney, Australia @ Factory Theatre
August 18 – Melbourne, Australia @ Max Watts
THE SONDER TOUR WITH DERMOT KENNEDY
October 11 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
October 13 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
October 14 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
October 18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre
October 20 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
October 21 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
October 23 –Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
*Rescheduled Lost In Translation Tour date
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