Fresh Track: Ra Ra Riot “Valerie” (Steve Winwood Cover)
On Record Store Day 2012, Ra Ra Riot released a 7” collaboration with Delicate Steve. Side A featured the two covering Steve Winwood’s classic “Valerie”, which you can stream below. I have to say, as much as I am a fan of the violin infused Ra Ra sound, the group has some seriously fabulous 80’s vibe flowing out of this track…so great that I wouldn’t be opposed to the group dabbling a bit more in this sound on future albums. Is this the way to go in the post Alexandra Lawn era?
Regardless, this song is just the thing needed to make your Wednesday just a bit better. So whether you’re hanging out in your cubicle tapping your foot or dancing in your living room, enjoy.
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Written by Greg Dahman