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Listen To The Debut Single From VALENTINA (fka Hybrid Rose)

Listen To The Debut Single From VALENTINA (fka Hybrid Rose)

Chris Cudby / Thursday 24th September, 2020 9:54AM

Self-described as "the epitome lovechild between Charli XCX and Haruomi Hosono," Pōneke transgressive pop-star VALENTINA announces herself to the world with today's debut single 'the comfort song'. A vibey electronic confection of soothing keys, twinkling arpeggio and Casio beats, the refreshingly lo-tech instrumental tune gifts listeners a luxurious yet casual sonic space to lose themselves inside. Formerly releasing cyber-pop bangers under the name Hybrid Rose, VALENTINA kindly revealed her personal vision for the fresh new project...

"VALENTINA (stylised in all caps) is my gateway to something more personal. With my last project, I had this natural progression into something more real and it was reflecting in the music I was making for my now scrapped album for Hybrid Rose. It's a little unusual for me to think I should tell my stories through a character that was designed to make people dance and feel joyous when that's not what I was feeling or writing about. It was a tough choice but in the long run I am happy with my decision!

The world is in a very uncertain state right now, I just want more than anything to give back the love to people who need it or are going through something. I made this track in a pure state of heartbreak and it helped me relax.”


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