The debut single from Brighton-based artist VALE, ‘Outrun The Sun’, was produced entirely in lockdown and totally DIY – but that’s not to understate the quality or the passion here. Growing up in Switzerland and a classically trained pianist Vale wrote her first song aged six, but her passion for electronic and pop music came to the fore as she studied composition and songwriting at Brighton’s Institute of Modern Music.
‘Outrun The Sun’ is a cute little electronic-pop single in the style of Sia, Billy Eilish, or Dua Lipa; a more subdued verse and then upbeat, catchy chorus with a nice little hook on the ‘what if we outrun the sun’ vocal line. It’s a great little summery pop song, instantly familiar and with that proper ear-worm quality that means you can’t help humming it for hours after listening. Expect to hear a lot more of Vale in the coming months.
Review by Alex Holmes