Rising artist VALENTINE is someone to keep an eye on this year. He’s been making a name for himself, pumping out forward-thinking dance tunes left and right and harnessing his unique sound design. VALENTINE is gearing up to release his debut concept album, Falling, which tells the love story of him and his fiancé. The album will be dropped track-by-track in the form of “episodes,” paralleling its storytelling archetype. We are excited to premiere the first episode today, which consists of the the album's titular track “Falling” featuring Chuck Sutton.
The enigmatic artist hosted a website with a countdown leading up to this track release, which has been reset and is now counting down to what's assumed to be a track called "Be Mine."
Falling is the initial spark. When the two right people meet there is an undeniable force, a mysterious catalyst drawing them together. Whether a skittish glance across a room, a shared recognition of a special moment, or an inexplicable attraction, it’s obvious that this moment was always meant to happen. Nothing could have held these two bodies from the precipice of a cliff, sheltering them from the fall into ensuing beauty, agony, pleasure and envelopment. There is nothing deliberate about this plunge; neither person has any choice. For better or worse, they’re together until the end of this journey.
This is is the beginning of another love story, specifically my love story.” – VALENTINE
VALENTINE returns to his bouncy future bass style on “Falling,” incorporating playful mallet arpeggios and wide synth chords alongside Chuck Sutton’s textured vocals. He drops the track with heavy bass, a grainy lead, and tight drum fills, leading up to a flute-filled interlude with more vocals. VALENTINE breaks it down a second time and blasts us with his signature whipping future bass chords, hard kicks, and twinkling, robotic synths. This one comes via Majestic Casual Records. Enjoy!