Published Jan 22, 2021Valerie June has returned from a four-year break to announce plans for a new album titled The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers. The record arrives on March 12 via Fantasy Records.
Recorded in Los Angeles and Miami, June collaborated with prolific producer Jack Splash to merge the influences of Femi Kuti, David Bowie producer Tony Visconti and the host of "eclectic" artists who contributed to the album, her follow-up to 2017's The Order of Time.
"With this record, it finally became clear why I have this dream of making music," June said in a statement. "It's not for earthly reasons of wanting to be awarded or to win anybody's love — it's because dreaming keeps me inquisitive and keeps me on that path of learning what I have to share with the world. When we allow ourselves to dream like we did when we were kids, it ignites the light that we all have within us and helps us to have a sort of magic about the way we live."
Today, the artist has shared her first single from the album, "Call Me a Fool," which features spoken-word artist Carla Thomas. June has enlisted director Sam Cannon for the song's accompanying video.
Of the track, she said: "Have you ever been a fool for a dream? It might have been a little dream like a kiss from a lover or a big one like the dream of peace that Dr. King, John Lennon, and so many others have had for humanity. No matter how big or how small your dream may be, keep believing, and let the world call you a fool!"
Watch the video for "Call Me a Fool" below, where you can also find the record's tracklisting.
The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers:
2. Stay Meditation
3. You And I
5. Stardust Scattering
6. African Proverb Read By Carla Thomas
7. Call Me A Fool
10. Within You
11. Two Roads
12. Why The Bright Stars Glow
13. Home Inside
14. Starlight Ethereal Silence
Pre-order The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers.