Valerie June reaches out on heartfelt new single “Use Me” ahead of her first-time U.S tour “The Moon & Stars” starting March 31st in Seattle, WA
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.”
Valerie shares about the song: “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.”
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.