Alison Valentine: “Our Little Secret”
We first got a glimpse of New York’s Alison Valentine at the beginning of this year with her nu-disco pop single “Curious.” Since then, however, she’s positioned herself to be pop’s next big thing, even placing a song in a Super Bowl ad. For her latest single, “Our Little Secret, ” she “pulls inspiration from The Virgin Suicides, glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling, Britney Spears, The Craft, and The Knife.” It may sound like a disparate collection of influences, but with her skill, it all comes together perfectly. The Eliza McNitt-directed music video hits many of the same marks, especially The Virgin Suicides–well, if The Virgin Suicides had the sisters partying around town in a stolen jeep and committing acts of misandry. Whatever the cultural debt, “Our Little Secret” is a good look for Valentine.
We should be getting more like this on Alison Valentine’s debut album coming up, but until then, be sure to download “Our Little Secret” on iTunes now.