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June, Valerie / Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, The
Album:Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, The Collection:General
Artist:June, Valerie Added:04/2021
Label:((Cave)) 

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 29, 2021:Hanging in the bone yard
Two Roads
2.Apr 17, 2021:Hanging in the bone yard
Call Me A Fool, Stay

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2021-04-26 
In her 4th release June takes her signature old time Appalachian vocal styling and adds some Memphis soul and a dollop of dream pop. As MOJO comments it's 'like the Stax house band floating through space'. Yes, it is an implausible mix of styles but she has ample talent to combine it all into a delicious gumbo of sound.

RIYL: Hazel Dickens, Shannon Moser, Eartha Kitt, Sylvan Esso

1 Stay - dreamy mix of orchestra & synths perfectly supports her vocals (med, 3:02)***
2 Stay Mediation - flute driven instrumental (slow, 0:53)
3 You And I - acoustic intro with harmony vocals builds to energetic crescendo (med, 3:30)*
4 Colors - slow intro with acoustic guitar highlights her sublime vocals (slow, 4:20)**
5 Stardust Scattering - ode to the cosmos with long instrumental section (slow, 4:30)
6 African Proverb - spoken word proverb (slow, 0:28)
7 Call Me A Fool - Glorious channeling of Etta James' I'd Rather Go Blind (slow, 4:12)***
8 Fallin' - simple guitar backing to her hypnotic voice (med, 3:35)**
9 Smile - using positivity as a form of protest, inspired by 60s civil rights marches (fast, 3:40)**
10 Within You - minimalist spacey feel with trap beat & synths (slow, 4:58)
11 Two Roads - slow, bluesy & beautiful (slow, 4:11)***
12 Why The Brightest Stars Glow - choral-like vocals over soaring violins(slow, 3:42)**
13 Home Inside - meditative feel with light orchestration & harmony vocals (med, 3:12)*
14 Starlight Ethereal Silence - spacey instrumental (slow, 1:29)

Track Listing
1.Stay 
8.Fallin'
2.Stay Meditation 
9.Smile
3.You And I 
10.Within You
4.Colors 
11.Two Roads
5.Stardust Scattering 
12.Why The Brightest Stars Glow
6.African Proverb 
13.Home Inside
7.Call Me A Fool 
14.Starlight Ethereal Silence