Introducing fast-rising New Zealand Hip Hop and R&B artist, singer and songwriter VALLÉ with his brand new single ‘STAR’, taken from his highly anticipated debut mixtape titled Care For Me, which is set for release on December 20. ‘Star’ comes on the back of a trio of singles, ‘Pluto’, ‘Calling You’ and ‘No Love’, which Vallé has released this year to rave reviews from fans and critics alike, leading to over 100,000 streams on Spotify alone, for the emerging Christchurch artist.
Produced by frequent collaborator and fellow New Zealand native Struan Finlay, ‘Star’ sees Vallé spilling out his heart and wearing it on his sleeves in typical Vallé fashion. Written immediately after an argument with his wife, the smooth and emotive track fuses rap and R&B together seamlessly, led by a glorious bass-heavy slow building musical backdrop, over which Vallé reminds himself of all the times his spouse and life partner has stood by him, as he pays homage to the ‘star’ that she is to him.
Speaking about how ‘Star’ came together, Vallé says ‘Star’ is “a song I wrote out of an argument with my lady, it came directly after an argument we had just had one night. I was frustrated and couldn’t sleep, so I started writing to vent, but by the second verse, I realised something, and I reminded myself that when I had nothing, she still rode me, and she was still about it, so when times get tough and disagreements occur, as they always will, I need to remind myself of all the times she has had my back, just as I did when I was writing this song”.
Revered for his honest music, and not shying away from vulnerability in his records, Vallé is the brainchild of Enjalas Jenkinson, who began writing poetry and songs at the age of 10. Under the moniker Enjalas, Jenkinson honed his craft within the local Christchurch music scene, supporting New Zealand rap stalwarts like JessB, Smashproof, and UnchainedXL. Fast forward to 2019, and he is exciting to introduce the world to his new project, VALLÉ, which is already being championed by New Zealand tastemakers including Under The Radar, Mia FM, Flava Radio, and New Zealand Music Commission.
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