Tilly Valentine has been on our radar at Music Republic Magazine since before her debut single “Coins” was released back in July 2018. First to tip her for success and name her as “One To Watch”.
In fact, we went further than that, and give this talented young UK artist, multiple nominations in our “Best of 2018” list and the accolade of “Best Music Video”.
Since then, Tilly has released more gems, gained more than 150,000 Spotify streams and been picked up by national BBC Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 6 Music, and many local radio stations. Plus much on-line media support. But we were there first………
Check out the Q&A with Tilly in our Undiscovered Zone which we ran before her debut single was released in 2018, and her superb video for “Coins”.
Now we bring you Tilly’s brand new single, “Fit For A King”, released on Friday (8th November) and given a spin on Radio 1 by Tilly fan Huw Stephens.
The former BRIT school student was highly praised by many influencers and taste-makers, such as for her second single “Brick by Brick”, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny describing Valentine’s style as “beautiful pop music”.
BBC 6’s Tom Robinson who also spun the track as part of The BBC Introducing Mixtape. Tilly later collaborated with producer edbl and accumulated over 100,000 streams on their co-written love song, “Table for Two”.
“Sat upon a throne, I offered you a seat/You’d rather sit alone, now I’m sat at your feet … “Fit for a King” tells the story of a significant relationship that was cut short, and reflects on what it could have been.”
The latest track features her cousin on trumpet, and it reveals her jazz influences; teasing scat ideas through her impressive vocal, complementing the retro blend of pop and soul.
Following her live lounge session with BBC Introducing, she headlined upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s legendary Jazz Club in London and most recently played her hometown venue, the O2 Academy in Oxford, for a third time, with her full band.
‘Fit for a King’ is available on all major streaming platforms on 8th November 2019.
Photo (at top of page): Luke Hopkins