The annual pagan fertility festival, dressed in Christian disguise, has been and gone; but, for those who weren’t into taking part, there is this sleek, YMO-influenced track from Norway’s Pieces of Juno. “Valentine” is about being not being someone else’s Valentine or having to make someone else yours. The first track from Juno’s forthcoming EP, Frisson, nevertheless has the feel of a sine romance. Is that because of the cinematic qualities of the track or because of the deft interplay between the vocals and beats? Hard to say on first listen, but repeated plays make the heart grow fonder.
Pieces of Juno – Valentine