2 March, 2017Print
NPR First Listen Shares Valerie June's 'The Order Of Time' Ahead Of March 10th ReleaseAcclaimed Artist Appears at NYC's Town Hall March 11th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 2nd, 2017 - This morning, NPR First Listen premieredThe Order of Time, the highly anticipated new album from acclaimed singer-songwriter,Valerie June. Due March 10th, 2017 from Concord Records, June's first album in three years blends southern sounds, African rhythms and ambient atmospherics into an absorbing, soulful reflection on love, family, struggle and the passing of time. NPR praised the new album, calling it "a marvel of mindfulness," adding "June's musical imagination is a world to get lost in."
Listen to The Order of Time here: https://n.pr/2mdCLpn
Expanding on the electric tones of June's 2013 breakthrough, Pushin' Against A Stone, the Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter infused The Order of Time with wide-open, ethereal soundscapes; an intimate, inviting backdrop for these richly detailed character studies and June's one-of-a-kind voice.
The Order of Time has been met with impressive early acclaim. The Guardian's 4-STAR review said the new album "finds June full of childlike wonderment amid a gloriously ethereal atmosphere reminiscent of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks. Fantastic stuff." Okayplayer called June "A true star in the making," and Slant Magazine's impassioned 4.5 STAR review enthused, "A triumph of form, The Order of Time is through and through a completely idiosyncratic take on American roots music, steeped in its tradition but not beholden to it."
Watch Valerie's recent interview on CBS This Morning Saturday where she discusses her "indefinable sound" and what led to her breakthrough here: http://cbsn.ws/2jOzwQ8
Catch Valerie's performance of "Astral Plane" from CBS This Morning Saturday here:http://bit.ly/2lvkhNm
Valerie is currently wrapping up a run of shows in the United States, dates below. Afterwards, she will be heading to SXSW for a number of performances including Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion on March 16th, full schedule to be announced in the coming days.
The Order of Time Track List:
1. Long Lonely Road
2. Love You Once Made
4. If And
5. Man Done Wrong
6. The Front Door
7. Astral Plane
8. Just In Time
9. With You
10. Slip Slide On By
11. Two Hearts
12. Got Soul
3/2 - New Orleans, LA @ The Republic
3/3 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
3/4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
3/5 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
3/6 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
3/7 - Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
3/9 - Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
3/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
3/11 - New York, NY @ Town Hall
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