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WAKE YOU

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"There is an honesty to Valerie Orth's music that is both brilliant and heartbreaking.”

- San Francisco Chronicle

 

A prolific songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Valerie's Brooklyn-by-way-of-San Francisco-influenced music is unique and authentic. Integrating live instruments with electronic sounds, her newest project, “Wake You,” carries the upbeat production and warmth of Sylvan Esso, the unexpected rhythms and percussion of Tune-Yards, and the dark vocals and trippy-ness of Portishead.

 

Valerie is a captivating performer, usually backed by her full band while singing addictively and playing electric guitar and Ableton Live’s Push. Her often-metaphorical lyrics are as spell-binding, and are steeped with palpable images. 

 

Her songs take you on a journey through relationships and obsessions, yet Valerie is an activist at her core. Call-to-actions are even sprinkled throughout her lyrics: “make your move,” “get up, come and make some noise,” and “ask…knock, I’ll open up.”

 

She’s actively involved with Female Frequency, a collective dedicated to empowering women and girls in the music industry. 

 

 

PRESS

Praise for Valerie's new EP, "Wake You"

 
 
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CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND PREMIERES "WAKE YOU" ep

Brooklyn songwriter/producer Valerie Orth shares inspirational new Wake You EP:
5 tracks that'll motivate you to take up a life of action

"Valerie Orth inspires listeners to shake off self-doubt and detractors so that they can take control of their lives and relationships... Musically, these songs move with the same kind of energy and thoughtfulness that radiates from Orth." 
 
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"a powerful message of support"

IMPOSE MAGAZINE PREMIERES SINGLE "PIXIE" 

"Almost haunting in its airy feel ... the song sends a powerful message of support and the desire to 'make some noise,' which aligns with Orth’s activist roots."
 
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"A SONG TO GET OBSESSED WITH"

PUNCHLAND PREMIERES SINGLE "CALL YOU MY OWN" 

Not only is the groove a valuable one, it is sublime for the long car and plane rides to come this season... Listeners will definitely be captivated by her voice and the erupting chorus that preaches via a Valerie Orth choir... Fans will have their feet tapping all the way especially when they put this song on repeat for the holidays to come. Get down with it.
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Teen Spirit

by Valerie Orth

In celebration of Nevermind's 25th anniversary, drummer Attis Clopton and singer/songwriter Valerie Orth co-produced an electronic version of Nirvana's biggest hit like you've never heard it before. Mixed and mastered by Jess Fenton, the extraordinary engineer who also co-produced Orth's industrial rock cover of "Criminal", this bouncy dance tune takes the listener on a very different ride than the Smells Like Teen Spirit original. Get ready to dance. 

Artwork painted by Ginger del Rey

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