Valley Queen – ‘Cassavetes’

Valley Queen announce new album Chord of Sympathy / Release new single and video for ‘Cassavetes’

Valley Queen - Cassavetes
Valley Queen image via Chris Phelps

L.A.’s Valley Queen have announced their sophomore album Chord of Sympathy and share the lead single ‘Cassavetes.’

Today Valley Queen have announced their sophomore album, Chord of Sympathy, will be released on April 21st, 2023. Accompanying the news of the new album the band has shared the lead single ‘Cassavetes.’ Based on a quote from actor, director, and screenwriter John Cassavetes the song, vocalist/songwriter Natalie Carol describes the background of the song.

“There’s a thread throughout Cassavetes’ films centered around selfhood: its nebulous nature, our ability to project it onto other people, how we try on different selves to be accepted or loved,” explains Natalie Carol. “When weaving this idea together with the story of Valley Queen, I realized a lot of this record is about taking off older outfits of selfhood as the outside world perceives it, in this case as a songwriter, recording artist, and band. Cooper suggested we light it all on fire. I thought that was perfect. That’s how it felt when we were arranging and recording this record, like we had burned something down and started over.”

Chord of Sympathy is set for release on April 21st. ‘Cassavetes’ is available today.

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