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Western Australian singer songwriter Paige Valentine reveals her first single of 2020 with the stunning new track ‘Pure’ + live hometown launch.
Co-written with renowned songwriter Matt Gresham and produced by The Money War’s Dylan Ollivierre, the song is a hauntingly soulful track that perfectly showcases Paige’sexquisite vocal range.
“I think the real key has been writing from the heart,” says Paige of the single. “Letting my voice go where it wants to.”Paige Valentine
Out today, ‘Pure’ marks an exciting new direction and style for the newly Fremantle-based musician, following a move away from her hometown of Margaret River. Opening with a sparsity that allows Paige’s exquisite vocals to take the floor, ‘Pure’ unfolds in gradual layers of synths, keys, and delicate harmonies, soundtracking an intimate and personal journey back to love.
“Pure was written on a winter’s afternoon while visiting my friend and fellow writer, Matt Gresham. I was beginning to witness a number of friends’ long term relationships being tested and drew a bit on personal experience, when two people who love each other seem to drift apart chasing different dreams, or going through hardships, or just generally changing as people. Matt already had the chords ready to go, I ad-libbed the first verse and chorus while he was playing guitar.
We both knew we were onto something really special and something that really hit a nerve, Matt even asked if I wanted to continue writing it – it was intense. We finished the song half an hour later…vulnerable, personal, challenging songwriting.
I went to Sydney and did some pre-production with Billy Otto, before returning to Fremantle and finishing the single with Dylan Ollivierre (The Money War). Pure is about trying to remember why you love someone and wanting to get back to that innocence of when you fell in love.” – Paige Valentine
Though still early in her career, accolades have started piling up for Paige, who is already a five-time WAM Award nominee and Vanda & Young International Song Competition finalist. Flattering as this may be, Valentine’s motivation is purely her music.
To write the best songs she can, and deliver them with honesty and tenacity. Paige Valentine shows no signs of slowing down in 2020, with another single already in the works and hints of an EP on the way. To launch the release of ‘Pure’, Paige will be celebrating with a special intimate live hometown show at Feld & Co. A Tiny Spaces Event on Thursday 11 June.
Paige Valentine ‘Pure’ Single Launch
Thursday 11 June
Feld & Co. A Tiny Spaces Event
Limited capacity of 40
Tickets $25 +BF
Recorded / Produced by Dylan Ollivierre
Mixed by Andy Lawson (Debaser)
Mastered by William Bowden