I’m a sucker for love-sick falsettos, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Chad Valley gears up for the release of his first full length Young Hunger on October 30 with this exceptional track. Piercing even the coldest of hearts, Tell All Your Friends packs an immediate ferocity with Valley‘s vocals. Emotional and insistent, the lyrics drive the exhaustion of loss and hope.
I know that i have found you now I know that I would like a sign That everyone is living on Tired of waiting up for you Tired of knowing what to do I know that’s anybody else at all I never hurt until I fall
Tell all your friends, tell everyone All I ever think about is you.”
Chad Valley is the solo project of Hugo Manuel, the vox behind the band Jonquil. He speaks simply and honestly, a quality that I’ve learned to appreciate in an artist. My first foray with Chad Valley was an EMPT post from 2011 on Now That I’m R.eal (How Does It Feel?) from the Equatorial Ultravox EP. That track spoke with the same sincerity and power (not to mention assonance), and I’m literally on the edge of my seat for Young Hunger. The album looks to be chock full of incredible collaborations such as Twin Shadow, Glasser, Active Child and El Perro Del Mar. While the wait slowly falls away, feel free to have several of those moments where you belt out lyrics at the top of your lungs before experiencing a solo dance frenzy.