DESI VALENTINE RELEASES “MY WORST ENEMY” SINGLE + ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES WITH VINTAGE TROUBLE
"Both emotionally impassioned and irresistibly danceable, the London-born, LA transplant’s new single 'My Worst Enemy' is a window into the tumultuous ups and downs of a rising artist." - Ones to Watch
Los Angeles based artist Desi Valentine has released the stellar dance inducing “My Worst Enemy” single that that gives a stylistic wink to retro soul. When going into the studio to collaborate with Morgan Taylor Reid on the song the two asked themselves “what would Nina Simone do in this day and age?” says Valentine.” A throwback sound like this is about picking the right elements, as less is more. We had the most fun tracking the vocals. I get to wail on this one! My hope is that people feel the emotion in the lyrics.”
Valentine is a recording artist, singer, and songwriter with a modern mind and a timeless sound. Desi wears a balanced medley of enticing contradictions: he’s traditional, and he’s innovative. He’s peaceful, and he’s disruptive. He’s relatable to all, but comparable to none. His voice is both velvet and smoke.
“My Worst Enemy” was written about unrequited desire and what it’s like to feel like you don’t have control over yourself. The track was inspired by the time in Desi’s career where he had a song on the top of the digital charts but was struggling to make rent - and the juxtaposition of being at rock bottom while experiencing major success. The song that catapulted Desi to the top of the digital charts was “Fate Don’t Know You.” The song was featured in last years season finale on the hit show Suits on the USA Network, debuted on the Spotify Viral 50 chart in the UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden and the Netherlands. On Shazam the song debuted in the Top 20 on the Future Hits charts in the U.S., U.K. Australia and in the top 100 in the Global chart, and on iTunes the track debuted in the Top 100 in the UK.
Growing up in London, Desi honed his musical chops performing on the West End and working as a backup vocalist for Sir Elton John and Leona Lewis. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Desi dove deep into songwriting and his songs started to appear on notable film/TV programs such as Daredevil (Netflix), Lucifer (FOX) Queen Sugar (OWN) A Girlfriends Guide to Divorce (BRAVO), as well as advertising campaigns with FitBit, Toyota and NY&CO. Despite becoming a master songwriter, it’s performing and connecting with a live audience that is Desi’s first true love. Desi has played festivals such as SXSW and Bumbershoot, last year supported Andra Day on her U.S. tour and will be supporting Vintage Trouble in the U.S. this fall.
w/ Vintage Trouble
OCT 17 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
OCT 18 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
NOV 2 The Kessler Dallas, TX
NOV 3 Scoot Inn Austin, TX
NOV 4 The Heights Houston, TX
NOV 5 Tower Theatre Oklahoma City, OK
NOV 7 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
NOV 8 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
NOV 10 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
NOV 11 Neumos Seattle, WA
NOV 12 Rickshaw Theatre North Vancouver, Canada
NOV 14 Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
NOV 15 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
NOV 16 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
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