Rising indie-pop talents Valley deliver a defiantly joyful slice of upbeat pop on their latest single Tempo. The group collaborate with Soaky Siren on the release, with the co-writer also being sampled on the track:
“We wrote it with the lovely Soaky Siren (Nobody’s Love by Maroon 5) who we ended sampling all over the song, her voice has such a lush vintage yet modern feel to it. It really fills the space throughout ‘Tempo’ in a beautiful way“
Tempo serves as slightly more straight-forward tonal experience than Valley’s prior releases, with the band sharing: “We often as Valley talk about our love for juxtaposition in songwriting. It’s played a huge role in our style and how we story tell with our music. Happy melody = sad lyric, the band explain, ‘Tempo’ is very much opposite to that process for Valley and particularly why we love it so much.“
So what is the overarching message of Tempo – we know it’s joyful and uplifting, but the band elaborate at the deeper message at its core: “Life is short and moves quick. Taking a second to really experience things is so important these days. So lyrically, it’s about obsessing over a moment or someone in your life but in the sweetest and most pure of ways; from waking up with them in the morning to going out with them at night and existing together in the mundane, but it meaning the world to you. It’s wishing we could slow down time to experience each moment together more deeply. ‘Tempo’ is all about tension and release sonically.“
Stream Tempo above.