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JUNO Nominated Alternative-Pop Band, Valley, Share Their Steadfast New Single 'Break For You'
Photo Credit: Phillips, Allison.
JUNO nominated, alternative-pop band Valley - Rob Laska, Michael "Mickey" Brandolino, Alex Dimauro, and Karah James - share their steadfast new single “Break For You”.
“Break For You” arrives as the third single from the band’s upcoming sophomore album Lost In Translation set to release on June 23.
Valley have been performing “Break For You” live as part of their set list during the first few dates on tour to rave responses from audiences, the track blending seamlessly into their catalogue of danceable love songs. Drummer and vocalist Karah James, explains “’Break For You’ was one of those songs that just fell from the sky and into our lap. The lyrics and melodies effortlessly unfolded as we wrote the song and when we listened back for the first time, we felt that it was a special one.” Karah continues, “The concept isn’t anything ground-breaking, but it’s a universal one that we said in a way that felt true to us and our relationships. This song is a reminder to a loved one that they don’t have to bear their burdens alone.” Karah continues, “It’s a guardian angel looking after us from near or far and a loyalty to pay it forward. The good and the bad parts of life aren’t meant to be lived alone, and if we just let each other in, our lives could be even more colourful.”
“Break For You” follows two previously released tracks “Throwback Tears” which was covered by Kerala folk/indie group When Chai Met Toast and shared on Rolling Stone India and has racked up over four million global stream plus “Good, but not together,” that was released alongside a live performance video. All three tracks are set to be included as part of the band’s highly anticipated upcoming album, see below for full track listing, now revealed by the band.
Valley have kicked off their North American ‘Lost In Translation Tour’ headlining tour in Canada earlier this month, including two sold-out nights in Toronto and head out on their U.S. leg tomorrow in Philadelphia. Fans attending their shows are getting an exclusive listen of songs off the Lost In Translation album ahead of it’s release in June. The band quickly sold-out dates in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver with many of the shows low on tickets. See the updated list of tour dates below.
‘Lost In Translation’ 2023 Tour
April 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of The Living Arts*
April 26 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live*
April 28 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*SOLD OUT
April 30 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore*
May 02 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground – Filmore Charlotte*
May 03 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl*
May 05 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre*
May 06 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham*
May 07 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live*
May 09 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco*
May 11 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues Houston*
May 12 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues Dallas*
May 13 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s*
May 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater*SOLD OUT
May 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theatre*
May 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
May 22 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre*
May 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre^*SOLD OUT
May 24 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre*
May 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex*
May 27 – Denver, CO @ Summit*
May 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater*
May 31 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
June 02 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall*
June 03 – Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone*
^w/ Devon Cole *w/ Aidan Bissett
Canada’s Juno Award nominated alternative-pop band, Valley —Rob Laska (lead vocals), Michael “Mickey” Brandolino (guitar, synths), Alex Dimauro (bass), and Karah James (Drums, vocals)—amplify sticky hooks through eloquent songcraft that’s cognizant of what came before, yet ready for the future. Over the past few years, Valley released a steady stream of singles and EPs that have resonated with an international audience, garnering over half a billion global streams with tracks often appearing on viral charts in the U.S., Philippines, Korea, Japan and more.
In 2016, Valley formed by accident when a local studio double booked them. During high school, Mickey and Karah played in one band, while Rob and Alex played in another. They introduced themselves to the world with self-written, self-produced releases, including the EP This Room Is White (2016) and full-length debut MAYBE (2019), followed by sucks to see you doing better (2020) and Last Birthday (2021). The consistent release of new music garnered the band two JUNO Award nominations and praise from the likes of EARMILK, Wonderland, American Songwriter and CBC. Their gold certified single, “Like 1999” which originates back to a TikTok post broke international borders as it appeared on global viral charts.
Valley are known for their energetic live shows, opening for the likes of Lennon Stella, The Band CAMINO and Arkells plus performing at renowned music festivals across the world including The Governors Ball, Slow Life, Slow Live Festival, Wunderstruck, Life Is Beautiful and last year the band nearly sold out their first-ever North American headlining tour.
Last year, Valley saw their hard work paying off as they were profiled as part of prestigious programs such as Apple Music’s Up Next Artist alongside the release of their Apple Music Home Session plus a Spotify Singles Session. The group performed as part of Stephen Colbert’s #LiveAtHome sessions for their debut US TV appearance plus they opened the biggest Canadian sporting event, playing the 2022 Grey Cup kick-off show. With their second headlining North American tour and their sophomore album Lost In Translation set to release in June, 2023 is primed to be an explosive year for Valley.