new song saturday: can’t be with you

Written by Raven Yamamoto

On June 22nd, Val Golds, also known as Ines Lalonde, released her first single “Can’t Be With You” on Spotify. Before announcing, Val teased its release by posting a preview of the song’s music video that has yet to be released. The YumYum Records artist is currently attending college in Los Angeles and pursuing a degree in Recording Arts in addition to making her own music.

As soon as you hit play, “Can’t Be With You” immediately immerses you in a dream-like state, utilizing the effects of a calming beat and airy vocals to echo the surreal design of the single’s album art. Her lyrics about wishing she and a potential significant other “could have been something” make the listener feel reminiscent of a love that never happened. Even in the song’s instrumental moments, the layering of flowy ambient sounds alongside a steady percussive beat creates a romantic feel to match her lyrics of longing. This all culminates in the song’s bridge where only a relaxed bassline accompanies the vocals, leaving you with a final verse to contemplate as the track slowly fades out. All in all, “Can’t Be With You” gives us a taste of what to look forward to on Val’s debut EP coming soon.

Take a listen below:

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