NEW ALBUM HEAL MY HEAD OUT JUNE 3 VIA TOOTH & NAIL
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.
Today, the band has shared the video for “Miracle.” Watch it here.
The song was inspired by natural surroundings and the sounds of the early ’00s. It also features an instrument not previously used on a Valleyheart release!
“‘Miracle’ was written on a walk through my town of Salem, Massachusetts and a day at the ocean,” vocalist Kevin Klein explains. “The intro melody had been floating around in my head and in various band practices for many years, but once I had the lyrics from that walk, I recorded a full demo of the song in one day. The song has horns on it, which is a first for Valleyheart. And it definitely explores an early 2000s sound as a primary influence for its feel — with lots of piano on the verses. I wanted that nostalgic feel to be the bedrock.”
ABOUT VALLEYHEART + HEAL MY HEAD:
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”