It is common to fear change, but what about the terror of monotony? Local duo Valley Boy debuted their latest single about taking risks in a relationship, and it’s all based on a true story. Fans of Magic Bronson and Mating Ritual will appreciate James and Ian’s chill indie vibes. Join in the earnest romance of Valley Boy’s “Sad Girl” below.
“This song began after receiving my second ‘we should never talk again’ text from someone I had started seeing. Change can be scary, and I think she and I were both very aware that we would be taking a big step were we to begin dating. That would mean saying goodbye to the safety of the known, even if what we both knew was isolation, disappointment, and a pessimist’s view of life and love. The devil you know vs. the devil you don’t, right?” – James
In the chorus of their new single, Valley Boy threatens kindness: “I’m the worst you ever had girl, cuz I’ll make you smile a little too much.” And “Sad Girl” does bring a smile to my face. The extra vocal layers at precise moments give the track a fulfilling, fluffy texture, as it saunters through a deep bass fog. The lyrics tell a tumultuous tale, written with the affection of a fully developed love story—perhaps James can add clairvoyant to his arsenal of skills after nearly predicting his own happy ending. The subject of “Sad Girl” is now his fiancée.
by: Zoë Elaine