Chad Valley-Fall 4 U (feat. Glasser)
It always excites me when I see an artist that I’ve been following for awhile announce that they’re about to drop a full length, and it’s even better when said news comes with a promising track to get me hyped for what’s to come. Oxford resident Chad Valley has been filling my ears with lush and sensual dream pop ever since I first came across his debut self titled EP about a year ago and then he did it again (with a more polished sound) once I picked up his second EP Equatorial Ultravox. I caught word through his twitter that he’d be releasing something fresh and much to my surprise, news of his first LP accompanied the new track. “Fall 4 U" is the name of the first single from Valley’s upcoming album Young Hunger and right from the beginning it’s evident that he has taken the time to improve in every area. The track is easily one of the smoothest things that we’ve heard to date from Chad and part of that sensual nature comes from the always pleasing vocals of Glasser (Cameron Mesirow). “Fall 4 U” sounds absolutely delightful in every way and though it isn’t saturated by hazy synths or bright, tropical electronics like a good bit of Chad Valley’s prior material, it still does a great job of setting the mood with its slow, sultry vibe and laid back pop feel. Young Hunger is scheduled to be released through Cascine on October 30th in the US and November 18th in the UK, and with guest appearances from the likes of Twin Shadow, Active Child, and more, it’s looking to be another solid release to add to the list of dozens that’ve already come out this year.