Valentina | Ladders
Valentina is preparing to release her new “Wolves” EP next weekend via Greco-Roman, a collective of Berlin and London musicians and artists who run a label and generally have a good time together. The record also enlists the help of Kwes (who’s “Meantime” was named one of the Best EPs of 2012 by Their Bated Breath), in a producer’s role. The Italian singer-songwriter (her real name is Valentina Pappalardo) previously streamed her beautiful title track, and has now followed it up with another song, “Ladders”. The music is an eclectic mix — wandering into electronica (ala Zola Jesus), dance, with pop-melodies, all held together by steady beats and Valentina’s soulful lead vocals that lean more toward a style like Jessie Ware or Martina Topley-Bird. The label lists the official release date for “Wolves” as April 13, but the artist’s facebook page has the date as the 29th. Whatever the case may be, you’ll want to get your hands on a copy of the EP. You can follow Valentina at her official website, soundcloud and on facebook. Note: Image from the official website. –– David D. Robbins Jr.