Singer-Songwriter Vali Breaks Down Her New EP 'Kiss The Sky' Track-By-Track
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Her new EP Kiss The Sky has already impressed her fans and critics alike—including us—so we decided to get inside her mind to see how each song came about. Our personal favorite is "Light The Sky," but there's more than enough hits on this project to pick and choose from.
Track 1: Ben N' Jerry
Well it was me, Hit Bangers, & [producers] 86. We were going through tracks, kind of in the beginning stage when I was still figuring out what kind of beats I wanted. We would get a lot of submissions. I heard [the beat for " Ben N' Jerry"] and there’s just something about it that was just really cool. We were all sitting around trying to think what we would write about, and people were throwing in different things. [The song] sounds like ice cream to me. It just has like this sprinkle thing. I'm very visual, so for me I was like, "Mmm, Ben & Jerry." Then I thought it would be really cool to have it represent two guys or just represent guys in general—where it's like Ben’s so sweet and Jerry’s the bad boy, you know? So that’s kind of how it started. 86 are these two writers, Silky and Unique, that I love working with. They get my style—they get me. They get my voice and we just vibe so well. The song came in and we wrote it really fast, maybe in like an hour.
I mean, hasn’t everybody [had to choose between two guys]? Of course! [Laughs]
Track 2: "Top Of The World"
"Top of the World" was New Genesis, Billy Wes and Stanley Rudolph. It was actually written at like four or five in the morning. After Juicy J finished one of his sessions, I was just there chillin and he was like, "Why don’t you guys just work together ?" He just sat back and literally let me do my thing. It was my first session in L.A.—honestly, like my first big session. I just worked with great producers and we came up with the beat in 20 minutes. They had some ideas, gave it to me, I took it home, and I came back the next day with the whole song done. It just happened really, really fast. It was really cool, and it’s one of my favorite records.
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