Valley Queen Is On The Verge Of A Mental Breakdown In “Boiling Water”

“Your mind is on fire / It’s like boiling water”

Photo: Pooneh Ghana

We all lose it at some point – the only difference is that some of us are better at hiding it. LA rock quartet Valley Queen captures that chaotic sensation we all experience when our sanity is about to hit the fat with their latest zealous single “Boiling Water.” Granted, it’s about your sanity turning into vapor but melodically it’s very therapeutic – the mad beats and intensity serve as an outlet for you to vicariously purge any anger inside:

“The lyrics actually came from a book by Bhante Henopola Gunaratana on mindfulness. Shawn got the idea of the refrain of ‘your mind is on fire/it’s like boiling water/give it all to me and it’s gone’ idea from that text a long time ago and we re-approached the song when I just went in and read the symptoms of your mind being like boiling water. The song expresses that state of mind and relating to that sensation.” shared frontwoman Natalie Carol.

“Boiling Water” is from Valley Queen’s debut album Supergiant, which will be out on July 13 via Roll Call Records. They will start touring in July and will be supporting Social Distortion in September:

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)

9/11 – Marquee (Tempe, AZ, USA)

9/13 – Stubb’s (Austin, TX, USA)

9/14 – House of Blues (Dallas, TX, USA)

9/15 – White Oak Music Hall (Houston, TX, USA)

9/18 – House of Blues (New Orleans, LA, USA)

9/20 – House of Blues (Orlando, FL, USA)

9/21 – House of Blues (Orlando, FL, USA)

9/22 – Georgia Theatre (Athens, GA, USA)

9/25 – The National (Richmond, VA, USA)

9/26 – The NorVa (Norfolk, CA, USA)

9/28 – Electric Factory (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

9/29 – Fillmore (Silver Spring, MD, USA)