17 Mar THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE: SXSW Music Interview: Valerie June
2013’s Pushin’ Against a Stone, Valerie June’s much loved, Dan Auerbach-produced breakout, made the singer appear like an overnight sensation. In reality, she’d been toiling in Memphis for a decade. This month she follows it up with an equally stunning disc.
The Order of Time finds her mixing sounds of her native South with African rhythms and transcendent atmospherics into an engrossing, yet soulful whole – all in the aftermath of her surprise entrance into the mainstream.
“It was very surprising,” she admits. “When you start working on a broke-down shack, you build your garden and your dream home. You look back at it and it’s like, ‘Wow, that’s unbelievable.’ I have a couple of teachers who remind me, ‘Be careful what you ask for, because it just might happen.'” Read more.