Valerie June is a nightingale. She flies across her lyrics and melodies with a sharp tenderness, almost like she’s floating outside of herself to carve out the stories. “Why the Bright Stars Glow” feels soft against the ears, yet her undeniable vocal tone really hits the heart.
“When the race is run, and the gold is won / Look how far we’ve come / Dancing in the sun,” she draws you in to witness an emotional molting. And you stay to experience her personal rebirth.
Listen to “Why the Bright Stars Glow” below.