VALERIE JUNE’S “NEAR-PERFECT FRONT TO BACK” (ROLLING STONE) NEW ALBUM THE ORDER OF TIME OUT TODAY
March 10, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, March 10th, 2017 – Valerie June‘s highly anticipated new album The Order of Time is out today via Concord Records. The follow-up to 2013’s breakthrough album Pushin’ Against A Stone, has already drawn broad international acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, New York Times, NPR Music, The Guardian, Vice Noisey, Garden & Gun, Okayplayer, MOJO, UNCUT, Entertainment Weekly and many more.
Produced by Matt Marinelli, The Order of Time blends southern sounds, African rhythms and ambient atmospherics into an absorbing, soulful reflection on love, family, struggle and the passing of time. Expanding on the electric tones of its predecessor, June infused the new album with wide-open, ethereal soundscapes; an intimate, inviting backdrop for these richly detailed character studies and her one-of-a-kind voice.
An early contender for album of the year, The Order of Time has been met with immediate and widespread acclamation. The Guardian’s 4-STAR review affirmed, “The album finds June full of childlike wonderment amid a gloriously ethereal atmosphere reminiscent of Van Morrison’s ‘Astral Weeks.’ Fantastic stuff.” Rolling Stone asserted, “Near-perfect front to back, its politics are subtle and sly, mostly implicit and matter-of-fact, transmitted through sketches of lovers and other strugglers.” Okayplayer called June “A true star in the making,” and NPR Music declared, “Each of these songs are suffused with nostalgia or idealism that’s also strikingly grounded.”
Look for June’s touching first person essay in this weekend’s New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section—read it online here: https://nyti.ms/2mCv3W7
June wraps up the first leg of her US tour on March 11th at New York City’s Town Hall. She heads to SXSW for a number of high profile performances including Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion before touring Europe.
‘The Order of Time’ Track List:
- Long Lonely Road
- Love You Once Made
- If And
- Man Done Wrong
- The Front Door
- Astral Plane
- Just In Time
- With You
- Slip Slide On By
- Two Hearts
- Got Soul
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Watch the video for “Shakedown” here: http://vevo.ly/ONVYwg
Listen to The Order of Time on Spotify here: Spotify
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