Digital Release Expands on June’s Acclaimed 2021 LP, Including Six Acoustic Re-imaginations + Three Brand-New Themed Cover Selections
Listen to Valerie June’s Cover of Nick Drake’s Classic “Pink Moon” HERE
Tickets On Sale Now for June’s 2022 Headlining Tour Beginning
March 31 in Seattle, WA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 21st, 2022 – Valerie June’s latest album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers was one of 2021’s most celebrated releases. Today, the GRAMMY-nominated, genre-busting artist expands the album’s visionary scope with a special digital Deluxe Edition featuring 23 tracks in all: The Moon and Stars’ 14 original tracks, six reimagined, acoustic versions plus three brand-new covers that align with the album’s theme: Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon,” John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Stephen Foster’s “Beautiful Dreamer.” Listen to “Pink Moon” HERE.
The Deluxe Edition’s six reimagined album tracks include the previously shared “Within You” (Moon And Stars/Acoustic), “Why The Bright Stars Glow” (Moon And Stars/Acoustic) feat. Mavis Staples, and “You And I” (Moon And Stars/Acoustic) along with three previously unreleased acoustic versions of the songs “Smile,” “Stardust Scattering,” and “Stay.”
Buy/Stream The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers (Deluxe Edition) HERE
“This Deluxe Edition reimagines a few of the album’s key tracks in a stripped-down acoustic setting that offer intimate takes of some the album's richest arrangements,” June explains. “Listening to the original album versions alongside these acoustic arrangements shows the life of each song and how they can be appreciated both with luscious layers and in their simplest forms. Songs are living entities, and it's always lovely to watch how a song with a huge arrangement can still touch a listener even in its simplicity.”
June achieved many career highlights this past year. Upon its release last spring, The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers quickly became one of the year’s most acclaimed albums and landed on numerous ‘Best Of’ lists in 2021 including Rolling Stone, NPR, and Bitter Southerner. Additionally, one of its tracks “Call Me A Fool” featuring Stax legend Carla Thomas was nominated for Best American Roots Song at the upcoming 64th GRAMMY Awards, the first nomination of June’s illustrious career. Also, “You and I,” the gorgeous lead track from The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers was featured in Apple’s latest #ShotOniPhone Holiday ad. The poignant short film is called Saving Simon and was directed by Oscar® Nominee Jason Reitman and his father, Oscar® Nominee Ivan Reitman. Watch the full-length version here: https://found.ee/ValerieJuneAppleAd
The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, produced by June and Jack Splash, is sweeping and ambitious with earthy R&B production and a touch of psychedelia amidst its astral folk-pop orchestration. Uncut called it “a psychedelic tour de force” that is “powerfully, elegantly subversive,” and Rolling Stone proclaimed it, “career making.” At the center is June’s spellbinding vocals and infectious sense of wonder that finds the Brooklyn-via-Memphis artist narrating the often-precarious journey to joyful possibility. The follow-up to her 2013 breakthrough, Pushin’ Against A Stone, and the widely adored The Order of Time—a 2017 effort that earned the admiration of Bob Dylan and landed on best-of-the-year lists—The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers is a transportive, deeply affecting work - a potent catalyst for those foolish enough to dream.
Tickets are on sale now for June’s 2022 headlining tour which kicks off on March 31st in Seattle, WA. Full routing is below and for more information visit https://valeriejune.com/#tour.