New York City’s cult AOR heroes Valentine have released their new single, Heart of the City, as a precursor to their upcoming Demos From the Attic collection, which is scheduled for the end of July through 20th Century Music/Vanity Music Group.
Recorded in the early nineties and intended to be included on the follow up to their Giant Records debut, the single, along with a plethora of other demos were stored away, seemingly forever until 20th Century kept approaching them about “any unreleased material they may have.” Persistence pays off. Both guitarist, Adam Holland and bassist Gerard Zappa suddenly remembered that they actually did have unreleased demos stored away in attics.
Adam Holland states “We all feel very good about it. It turns out we found gems instead of skeletons! We are proud of all of the many chapters of this band’s life as both Valentine and Open Skyz. This is Valentine’s second album if it would have come out in the eighties. It would have been an awesome sophomore album and it’s pretty cool to listen to these now. The whole process has been a lot of fun.”
To supplement the single the band has also released a lyric video for the track which can be watched below!