Written by Lauren Rosier
The indie-pop band, Valley, shares their brand new single, “Never Mind.” The pop-leaning track contrasts vivid lyrical imagery, that “addresses struggling with feelings of idle synth-drenched hooks.”
Valley has always been a band that raises their voice to help fans know they are not alone in dark times. While maneuvering their own growth, Valley can be seen speaking openly about finding positivity in life, while working through mental health struggles.
The connection Valley has with its fans has helped the band to increase its organic buzz. They only have a pair of self-written, self-produced releases (EP, This Room Is White, and the full-length, Maybe).
Lead singer Rob Laska explains, “I feel like with Valley we’ve always strived for the perfect happy and sad song. ‘nevermind’ is a direct representation of playing with that idea. The song covers a stricter mental health narrative but also leaves the listener room to feel high energy production-simultaneously processing a topic about trying to find an emotion that doesn’t really exist.”
“nevermind” was mixed by Josh Gudwin (Justin Bieber), vocalist and drummer Karah James explains “nevermind” as “a song about the cyclical feelings of self-pity, apathy, and being an introvert. It describes wavering between a romanticized version of your life and the ’sad’ reality of it.”
Guitarist Mickey Brandolino adds, “We always have so much to do and as creatives have constant bursts of motivation and many lows as well. We happened to find the motivation to write a song about the lows, which is ironic in itself.” Bassist Alex Dimauro repeats, “‘nevermind’ is a song that melodically and lyrically summarizes a feeling felt throughout much of our generation. It’s like throwing on an episode of a show that revolves around one plot: constantly looking for the next best thing.”
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