TVD Premiere: Jodi Valentin, “The Radio”

“Vinyl is a romantic thought. It’s funny because my Mom has her record player from who knows how long ago… but she’s kept all her records in pristine condition. I love the crackle of a record player, and I do truly feel vinyl is a warmer sound.”

“I live in NYC and all of my favorite record stores as a child are now closed. It’s pretty sad. My Dad and I would make complete nights out of Bleecker Bob’s Records or Virgin Records. Even though Virgin was a megastore, it was quite possibly the coolest store I’ve ever experienced and had such an inspiring culture with the people it attracted.

When I wrote [“The Radio”] I had been dating an NYPD officer and the relationship was fire. There was always tension when we were around each other—some nights it would take hours before he’d really acknowledge I was there with him, but when he did it was incredibly focused, romantic energy. The song is about my frustration and confusion about loving him.

Producing it, I thought of the energy in “Roxanne” by the Police. As a writer and producer, I think about the longevity of a song, being true to my emotions, and letting the lyrics and music occur with little modifying.”
Jodi Valentin

We have the pleasure of premiering “The Radio” from Jodi Valentin’s forthcoming self-titled EP which is indicative of the romantic vibes often associated with the songstress’s home town. Hit play, close your eyes, and picture yourself above the Hudson with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Jodi’s tunes straddle the line between soul pop and late night piano blues, bringing to mind the compelling vibes of Ella Fitzgerald and The Weepies—dark, mysterious, and absolutely lovely.

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