On her fourth solo album, Velours, Valerie draws on the full range of her talents forged over 20+ years working with
music luminaries Ashford & Simpson, Nina Simone, Maya Angelou, Debbie Harry & Billy Preston to deliver a
breathtaking, spell-binding performance that draws the listener in and never lets go.
Returning to the smooth sound that has won her fans around the globe with her iHeart Radio #1 hit song, Love
Enough for a Lifetime, Velours is sure to become Valerie’s most iconic album yet.
In this electrifying mix of R+B, funk, reggae and smooth soul, Ghent fully unleashes her 3 and 1/2 octave vocal
range, powerful keyboard chops and her distinctive voice that can hurtle into the stratosphere, whisper in your ear or
fall into a low croon at will. These talents, combined with her undeniable authenticity, vitality and joy, her sterling
record production, the strength of her songwriting and engineering skills, and her radiant physicality as a performer
shaped by years of martial arts training, make Valerie a force to be reckoned with. Set for release Oct 21 on
iTunes, amazon and CDBaby, pre-orders begin September 23.
Recorded in the South of France and NYC, the 11 original songs on Velours propel the listener from the transcendent
luminosity and opening invocation of Love Divine to the exuberant Get Funkay, from the unstoppable New York
City Streets to the heart-stopping ballad, Light in My Life. The mesmerizing funk groove of title song Velours
Sorry we couldn't complete your registration. Please try again.
You must accept the Terms and conditions to register