Valerie June
The Moon And The Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers
Fantasy, 2021

July 23, 2021

American singer Valerie June‘s fifth studio album is titled The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers.

Four years after the previous The Order of Time, Valerie June released her new album titled The Moon and the Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers last March. It was produced by Jack Splash, who has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys and John Legend, among others.

The album is inspired by contemporary R&B, with some psychedelic and folk-pop touches, especially in the arrangements and orchestrations, as you can hear in “You and I” (the beautiful voices) and in the acoustic sounds of “Colors”.

Inspired by the modal folk of the 60s is “Stardust Scattering”, followed by the splendid soul ballad “Call Me a Fool”, which is characterized by the presence of Carla Thomas. The iridescent “Smile” is a successful experiment in stylistic patchwork; but “Fallin'”, a touching ballad for guitar and voice, simple and majestic, is perhaps the best moment of the album.

The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers is a particularly well recorded with well written and arranged songs. It is an exceptional production that highlights June’s excellent qualities and that manages to mix pop, jazz, R&B, folk and psychedelia into an original and variegated album at the same time.





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