VALERIE JUNE SHARES THE SOULFUL “USE ME”

NEW ORIGINAL TRACK PREVIEWS THE FIRST-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE’S U.S. TOUR 

THE MOON AND STARS: PRESCRIPTIONS FOR DREAMERS

DELUXE EDITION OUT NOW

Tickets On Sale Now for June’s 2022 Headlining Tour Beginning March 31st in Seattle, WA

Just ahead of her eagerly awaited U.S. tour, GRAMMY-nominee Valerie June has shared “Use Me,” the first new original track from the celebrated singer-songwriter since the release of her widely acclaimed 2021 LP, The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers. Co-written by Valerie and noted songwriter and producer Jennifer Decilveo (Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Andra Day), “Use Me” is an irresistible slice of Memphis soul that once again affirms Valerie’s powerful ability to connect. “We’ve made a sphere from a circle unbroken,” sings Valerie. “We’ve got true love, not just three words spoken.” 

Watch the “Use Me” lyric video HERE.

Valerie June on “Use Me”:

“As a bridge between modern music and traditional songs, “Use Me” vacillates between upbeat pop and weaves in the old, familiar hymn, ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken”.  Coming full circle, this represents multiple layers of how through love, families, and communities, whether publicly or personally, in life and beyond death, we can use each other to create gorgeously positive changes.  Oftentimes, the voices of encouragement are from the women in our lives.  We use the guidance of mothers, sisters, aunts, and daughters. I’m thrilled to release this song in celebration of International Women’s Month because it was my very first time working with a female producer, Jennifer Decilveo.  Female producers are not easy to come by in the music industry, so this collaboration was extra special.”

Valerie June’s album The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers was one of 2021’s most celebrated releases. Produced by June and Jack Splash, the album is “a psychedelic tour de force” that is “powerfully, elegantly subversive” (Uncut) and “a stunning song cycle of redemption and reclamation” (Rolling Stone). June’s spellbinding vocals and infectious sense of wonder ground the record, and “her every quiver bespeaks emotional honesty” (New Yorker). The follow-up to her 2013 breakthrough, Pushin’ Against A Stone, and the widely adored The Order of Time — a 2017 effort that earned the admiration of Bob Dylan and landed on best-of-the-year lists — The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers is landmark work for the Memphis-born, Brooklyn-based auteur.

The album’s “Call Me A Fool,” featuring Stax legend Carla Thomas, was nominated for Best American Roots Song at the upcoming 64th GRAMMY Awards, the first nomination of June’s illustrious career.

“You and I,” the gorgeous lead track from The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers was featured in Apple’s latest #ShotOniPhone Holiday ad. The poignant short film is called Saving Simon and was directed by Oscar® Nominee Jason Reitman and his father, Oscar® Nominee the late Ivan Reitman. Watch the full-length version HERE.

Tickets are on sale now for June’s 2022 headlining tour which kicks off on March 31st in Seattle, WA. Full routing is below.

“Use Me”
Written by Valerie June and Jennifer Decilveo
Produced by Jennifer Decilveo
Mixed by Sean Cook

The Moon & Stars 2022 Tour Dates:
Thu Mar 31 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Fri Apr 01 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
Sat Apr 02 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater SOLD OUT
Sun Apr 03 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Tue Apr 05 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Wed Apr 06 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
Fri Apr 08 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Sat Apr 09 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up
Fri Apr 22 – Kennett Square, PA – Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre SOLD OUT
Tue May 03 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music Theatre
Wed May 04 – New York, NY – Town Hall
Thu May 05 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Fri May 06 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall at Homestead
Sat May 07 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
Tue May 10 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Wed May 11 – Ferndale, MI – Magic Bag
Fri May 13 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Sat May 14 – Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
Sun May 15 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Annex
Mon May 16 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
Wed May 18 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School SOLD OUT
Thu May 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Fri May 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
Sat May 21 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre
Sun May 22 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Tue May 24 – Louisville, KY – Paristown Hall
Wed May 25 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
Fri May 27 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
Sat May 28 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head On Stage SOLD OUT

Photo Credit: Renata Raksha

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