Valley Queen Cruises Through LA Traffic In “Supergiant”

A meditative drive

Photo: Pooneh Ghana

There should be a separate school of psychology for people’s behaviors in cars. It’s a confined intimate space where we engage in all sorts of odd behaviors – road rage, picking our nose, existentialism, fast foods, and even crying. Valley Queen captures the meditative aspects that these small moving spaces can provide to us in their new video “Supergiant” where the car becomes some sort of Zen cave for the quartet to process their thoughts. Frontwoman Natalie Carol adds a dreamy layer over the strumming soundscape as she evaluates our bond with the universe:

“The song ‘Supergiant’ is about how we’re all made up of the same stuff as stars, and I liked the idea of tying the whole album together with that metaphor,” she explained.

The single is from the band’s debut album Supergiant, which will be out on July 13 via Roll Call Records. They have summer tour dates coming up:

7/5-8 – Winnipeg Folk Festival (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

7/28 – The Moroccan Lounge (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

8/1 – Café du Nord (San Francisco, CA, USA)

8/2 – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen (Davis, CA, USA)

8/3-5 – Pickathon (Happy Valley, OR, USA)

8/7 – Sunset Tavern (Seattle, WA, USA)

8/8 – The Bartlett (Spokane, WA, USA)

8/9 – Top Hat Lounge (Missoula, MT, USA)

8/11 – Lost Lake Lounge (Denver, CO, USA)

8/12 – Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

8/15 – SLO Brew (San Luis Obispo, CA, USA)