Gliding effortlessly from a flutter to a soar, Paige Valentine’s voice shines at its absolute best on her exquisite new single ‘Fool’
Perth’s free spirited songwriter, Paige Valentine returns with her most blissfully dreamy single to date on her latest tear jerker, ‘Fool’. Out NOW via AWAL, ‘Fool’ takes breezy, summery warmth and overcasts it with a dark cloud of melancholy, creating an evocative experience that tugs gently at the heartstrings. ‘Fool’ is another level-up in Paige’s journey as a songwriter… a nimble balance between heartbreak and a new beginning formed in its wake. Something celebratory, yet mournful.
“I’m a fool… for everything” Paige sings with sincerity amidst swells of choral harmonies and lush instrumentation. Her second single of 2020 follows on from the alluring ‘Pure’, which signaled a sea change for the five-time WAM Award nominee and Vanda & Young International Song Competition finalist – introducing a more sophisticated level of songwriting, accompanied by a multilayered new sound. The rich vein of creativity Paige Valentine tapped into with ‘Pure’ is fully uncovered on her latest single ‘Fool‘.
“Paige Valentine’s deep lyrics are simultaneously poetic and rooted, giving a pointed message that cuts like a knife with Valentine’s piercing vocal quality” – Greg Jones, Ear To The Ground Music (US)
“Australia, you have yet again unearthed a hidden gem.” – The Revue (CAN)
“No shortage of style and confidence” – Declan Byrne, triple j unearthed
“‘Fool’ was very much written as a continuation from the story of my first single, ‘Pure’. It examines the complex and melancholy journey through heartbreak, questioning whether the reward was ever worth the risk. It explores the feelings of unkept promises and unfinished plans, while also remembering the nostalgic warmth of a past connection.” – Paige Valentine
As a metaphor, Fool’s tale of ascending from heartache and desperation is fitting of the world into which it is born. While the rest of the planet is still in lockdown, Paige’s home of Western Australia has already emerged on the other side of the tunnel, more or less unscathed. Live music has returned and with it, people are again able to bask in the electricity of being in an audience. As much as ‘Pure’ was Paige’s bookmark for isolation and lockdown, ‘Fool’ is the anthem of her emancipation from it. This is not something she is taking for granted.
With a tour planned to support the release of ‘Fool’, Paige recently performed as part of Sonik Philippines, online showcase conference. Paige will continue to perform in any way she can – seizing each day of freedom as the gift it truly is. Stay tuned for upcoming live performances.