To even begin thinking of how to describe Vallé, you should throw out the term R&B if you plan on using it by itself. She exists across soul, blues, and neo-soul, creating her own, distinct, impossible-to-replicate style. Valle says that this approach is centered around the feeling that she gets when recording. Once she’s inspired, she goes where the music takes her — worrying about genres later. “Lovergirl” is 80s synth-pop that’s softer than what you remember and “Wild” is slow-churning R&B with a surprising pep with some surprising warmth. These are indicative of never knowing where she’s going next with her music, and that’s what makes her such an exciting prospect for the music industry.
This story ends on what should have been a cliche, but it turns into Valle's most authentic self. For her, music is life. It’s like an addiction for her — one that heals and helps her forward instead of being catastrophic for her and everyone around her. In a day and age where everyone’s really after the money, to hear an artist that has a genuine love for the sonics contributes to her being so refreshing.
Vallé could release something tomorrow, or wait until 2040 to surprise drop her long
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