Monday 25 February 2013

Valerie June - You Can't Be Told

Breaking More Waves One to Watch for 2013 Valerie June has recently revealed her new single You Can’t Be Told. Co-written by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes and Florence & The Machine) the song is a raw slice of mellow rock and blues carried off by Valerie’s incredible Tennessee belle drawl.

At Breaking More Waves we’re not really from the school that believes that good music has to be ‘real’ or ‘authentic’ (partly because when you start drilling down, nothing is as ‘real’ or ‘authentic’ as it seems), but if we were, Valerie would be ticking a lot of those very boxes. Irrespective of that, this song has a strange earworm effect on the brain; expect to find it lodging there after a couple of plays.

Valerie June has been out on the road recently supporting 'Mr Authentic' himself Jake Bugg and on March 5 plays her own headlining show at the 100 Club in London. We highly recommend that if you’re anywhere in the vicinity you attend this show not just because of Valerie, but because also the support act that night is another one of Breaking More Waves Ones to Watch 2013 and general all round UK blog-babe, Alice Jemima.

Valerie June - You Can't Be Told

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