December 2nd, 2021 – Today, Valerie June shared “You And I” (Moon And Stars / Acoustic), a reimagining of the beautifully ethereal lead track from June’s acclaimed 2021 album The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers.
“‘This version of the song infuses earthy instruments like banjo, fiddle, upright bass, and acoustic guitar,” June explains. “‘You and I’ is a song prescribed for Sharing, Friendship, Discovery, and setting positive Intentions. Even when we think we are alone, we must trust that there is always a guide, friend, or loved one who has traveled and endured a similar experience. Together, we gain the confidence and strength needed to make it through any challenges or obstacles life may present. Together, we are strong. Together, we are beautiful…there is a thread and oneness to humanity.”
Listen to “You And I” (Moon And Stars / Acoustic) HERE
2021 has become a banner year for June. The album version of “You And I” is currently featured in Apple’s brand-new holiday #ShotOniPhone film which debuted globally last week. Watch it HERE. The poignant short film is called Saving Simon and was directed by Oscar® Nominee Jason Reitman and his father, Oscar® Nominee Ivan Reitman. Shot entirely on an iPhone 13 Pro, Saving Simon is a story for everyone who can’t wait for the holidays to get here.
Last week, June’s song “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 her illustrious career. “Call Me A Fool” is the lead single from June’s highly acclaimed LP, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, (Fantasy) released in March of this year. Watch the official “Call Me A Fool” music video HERE. The Recording Academy will present the 64th GRAMMY Awards on Mon, Jan. 31, on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m.
June previously shared a heartfelt acoustic version of the poignant Moons and Stars track “Why The Bright Stars Glow” featuring another Stax legend, Mavis Staples. Additionally, Luck Reunion brought back their Luck Mansion Sessions this week and shared an intimate live performance with June shot at 3Sirens Studio in Nashville, TN. Watch it HERE.
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.
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 calls 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.
Buy/Listen to The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers: HERE
Upcoming Tour Dates
Sat Jan 22 – Austin, TX – ACL @ Moody Theater
Sat Jan 29 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
The Moon & Stars Tour
Thu Mar 31 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Fri Apr 01 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
Sat Apr 02 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Sun Apr 03 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Tue Apr 05 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Wed Apr 06 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
Fri Apr 08 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Sat Apr 09 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up
Fri Apr 22 – Kennett Square, PA – Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre
Tue May 03 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music Theatre
Wed May 04 – New York, NY – Town Hall
Thu May 05 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Fri May 06 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall at Homestead
Sat May 07 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
Tue May 10 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Wed May 11 – Ferndale, MI – Magic Bag
Fri May 13 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Sat May 14 – Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
Sun May 15 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Annex
Mon May 16 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
Wed May 18 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School
Thu May 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Sat May 21 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre
Sun May 22 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Tue May 24 – Louisville, KY – Paristown Hall
Wed May 25 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
Fri May 27 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
Sat May 28 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head On Stage
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