FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 11, 2021 - Today, 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." Read it HERE
Praise For Valerie June and The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers
“This stunning song cycle of redemption and reclamation adds an orchestral-pop sheen to June’s gorgeous blend of astral folk and meditative R&B.” — Rolling Stone
"The Moon & Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers, the introspective, quietly hopeful album she made more than a year ago, sounds just right in 2021." — The New York Times
“A breathtaking record.” — NPR
“The moment speaks for June on The Moon and Stars, simultaneously marveling at all the wonders that are out there, and at the truth that all you need is one good thing right here.” — Pitchfork
“A stunning concept album that shows how far June has evolved from her early days as a folk artist.” — The Guardian
“One of the albums of the year.” — The Times (UK)
“A psychedelic tour de force.” — Uncut
"One of Americana music’s most gifted and eclectic performers...her inimitable style, captivating voice, and emotive writing make for an enticing blend.” — New York Magazine
“Dylan touted Tennessean conjures up a country-soul fantasia.” — MOJO
“Well worth the wait—a magical, country-soul offering.” — Essence