Alternative-pop band Valley have released “We Don’t Need Malibu“, the final single taken from their upcoming album, Lost In Translation, out this Friday. The final sneak peek of their upcoming album is released as a salute to Valley fans in recognition of the enduring support from new audiences met on tour to the day-one champions who have celebrated every moment with the band along the way. Lead vocalist Rob Laska describes the track as a “staycation song,” finding comfort in your surroundings wherever you are to be present and inspired; something Valley have mastered as they tour the world and continue write new music.
Laska continues, “We’ve always been fascinated with the idea of people making a place what it is, whether it’s a rainy Sunday in bed or sitting on the coach watching The Office for the hundredth time. It was the last song we wrote for the record while writing at the A-frame house in Beachwood Canyon, California. We were packing up our studio and getting ready for our flights home when Alex and our friend/songwriter Mathijs started laying down the initial idea.”
Drummer and vocalist Karah James adds, “I remember listening to the rough demo on the plane back to Toronto and thinking that it was a vibe we were missing on the album and would complete it perfectly.” Karah gushes, “We decided to release it right before the album comes out as a thank you for listening to our fans who have stuck with us not only though this era so far, but through other album eras and tours. We are super grateful for such a respectful and dedicated fan base that we can grow with.”
Laska comments on “We Don’t Need Malibu,” “We added a lot of textural samples and sounds that we carefully curated to make the song feel almost like a daydream. Everything in the production is very light, feathery and soft, perfect for summer.”
The latest track compliments the previous release “Have A Good Summer (Without Me),” suggesting the upcoming record offers a due backdrop to summer months. Three additional tracks already released include the kick off to the Lost In Translation era “Throwback Tears” which was covered by Kerala folk/indie group When Chai Met Toast and shared on Rolling Stone India, “Good, but not together” that was released alongside a live performance video plus “Break For You” which appeared on the Canada Top 50 Viral chart on Spotify and was the #2 Most Added Overall and at Top 40 on Canadian radio, currently charting inside top 25 on Top 40 radio.
As the band prepares for Lost In Translation to be out the world, Mickey Brandolino reflects on the creation process, saying “We went to personal therapy, band therapy, paused from making music to experience life and let the space allow for thoughts and feelings to bubble up to the surface so we had authentic substance to write about. When you get to that point you have no choice but to write, it’s something you have to express and is most gratifying when expressed through the form of music.” Affirming their approach, so far, the previously released tracks alone have garnered over 10 million global streams.
With only two more days until the release of the full 15-track record, Valley announced two intimate underplay shows to celebrate Lost In Translation at iconic venues in cities that have been important to their careers. On June 22 the band plays Mercury Lounge in New York and on June 26 they play Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, both selling out in under 15-minutes. Fans from around the world can join the celebration, with a livestream of the Mercury Lounge show on Twitch. Tune in on June 22 at 3:30PM PT / 6:30PM ET HERE.
ALBUM UNDERPLAY SHOWS
June 22 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
June 26 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
SEA & AUSTRALIA TOUR
August 1 – Seoul, Korea @ YES24 Live Hall
August 3 – Tokyo, Japan @ Ebisu Garden Hall
August 5 – Manila, Philippines @ Mall Show
August 7 – Hong Kong, China @ Music Zone
August 8 – Taipei, Taiwan @ Clapper Studio
August 10 – Singapore, Malaysia @ Gateway Theatre
August 12 – Bangkok, Thailand @ Road To Sonic Bang Festival
August 15 – Brisbane, Australia @ Triffid
August 17 – Sydney, Australia @ Factory Theatre
August 18 – Melbourne, Australia @ Max Watts
THE SONDER TOUR WITH DERMOT KENNEDY
October 11 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
October 13 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
October 14 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
October 18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre
October 20 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
October 21 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
October 23 –Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
*Rescheduled Lost In Translation Tour date