Massachusetts trio VALLEYHEART, who craft dynamic, cinematic alternative rock earmarked by lyrical eloquence and sweet melodies, are pleased to announce their second album Heal My Head, out June 3 via Tooth & Nail. Pre-order it here.
\”\’The Numbers\’ touches on the chase and validation of any set of numbers we assign in our lives — whether that be age, streams, likes, followers, bank account, weight, or any other quantifiable measure,\” says vocalist Kevin Klein about the song\’s potent assessment of our very digital lives. \”But to be blunt — it\’s specifically about streams and the music industry. And how getting caught up in the pattern of constantly comparing and leaning on the future of a bigger tomorrow steals you from today. I think much of the music industry has been distilled to bottom lines and monthly listener counts. If it were up to me, you wouldn\’t see any \’numbers\’ on streaming sites at all. Just the album art and artist name. That’s what \’The Numbers\’ is challenging. The first lines of the song were written after a conversation with my local convenience store clerk.\”
Valleyheart\’s music summons the biggest and smallest corners of emotions alike, which has garnered them millions of streams and acclaim from American Songwriter, FLOOD, Vanyaland, and more. \”At an individual and communal level, we deal with trauma and unsettling questions of our identity and existence,\” Klein shares about the deeply personal nature of Heal My Head. At the album\’s core is the ultimate and universal desire to connect. He continues, \”From a lyrical perspective, I wrote this album to talk about and unwrap those things in my own life and relationships. When you open this door, there\’s a lot of pain to sift through, so I\’m trying to create a language for listeners to have those conversations. I hope it\’s a platform for people, so they don\’t feel alone as they go through life.\”
Valleyheart continue to build an emotional bond with audiences. Following the 2017 Nowadays EP, they deepened this connection with their debut album, Everyone I\’ve Ever Loved, in 2018. \”Friends In the Foyer\” eclipsed 877K Spotify streams as the band took home the \”Rock Artist of the Year\” trophy at the 2019 Boston Music Awards. On its heels, the Scenery EP arrived to widespread acclaim. FLOOD noted that \”they explore powerful, accessible soundscapes in an adequately sized package,\” while Substream hailed them as \”equal parts boldness and beauty.\” Throughout 2020 and 2021, they assembled what would become Heal My Head at sessions at The Halo Studio in Portland, Maine, with longtime collaborator and co-producer Kevin Billingslea and at The Record Company in Boston. Kevin Billingslea and Klein co-engineered, co-produced, and co-mixed the album, with a portion of the record being self-produced by Klein at his home studio.
Overall, Heal My Head forges an instant and direct connection with its listeners.
Kevin Klein — Vocals, Guitar, Producer
Chris Babbitt — Bass
Zakk Nix — Drums
HEAL MY HEAD TRACK LISTING:
\”Heal My Head\”
\”Your Favorite Jacket\”
\”Back & Forth\”