23 June, 2021Print
Valerie June Embodies Joy + 80s Style In “Smile” Video
Watch “Smile” at CMT: https://bit.ly/35JqGNR
The Moon & Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers Is Nominated For Two Americana Music Awards, Including Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year
“June has never sounded more fully and thrillingly herself.” — Rolling Stone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 23, 2021 - Earlier this week, CMT debuted Valerie June’s new video “Smile” on their Times Square billboard in New York City. “Smile” encapsulates the infectious joy and dreamer’s philosophy that drives her singular brand of cosmic roots music. In the new clip, directed by Laura Matula, June rallies an entire diner into a celebratory 80s inspired dance-off, complete with outfits and hairstyles inspired by Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson.
According to June, “Smile” comes with a lesson: “It’s ok to remember that sometimes all we can do is smile, knowing that our smile is lifting others up and transforming the hearts of those we’ve never even spoken one word to.”
Watch “Smile” HERE
Valerie June has lots to be joyful about. Her new album, The Moon & Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, has not only received widespread praise but was recently nominated for two 2021 Americana Music Awards. June is nominated for Album Of The Year for The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamersand Song Of The Year for "Call Me A Fool." Rolling Stone and SPIN both named the album one of their Best Albums Of 2021 So Far, with Rolling Stone saying that June’s “voice has never sounded more nimble” and that the songs “evoke the expanded mind of Revolver-era Beatles.”
Last week, Valerie June guested on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing “Smile” with her band from NYC’s Power Station studio. Watch it HERE.
Listen/Buy The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers: HERE
Valerie June will be touring throughout 2021, see announced tour dates HERE.