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Young Valley Is Suckerpunched by Love on "Til I Cross Your Mind" (premiere)

Photo: Walter Lyle

Americana trio Young Valley's latest music video is a raw reflection on a stilted love and the aftermath of its end—actual sucker-punch included.

Young Valley's Spencer Thomas is sucker-punched by love in the opening moments of the band's latest music video for the song "Til I Cross Your Mind". The song is featured on the Jackson, Mississippi trio's forthcoming self-titled album, which is coming out on 20 April via Matt Patton (Drive-By Truckers/Dexateens) and engineer/producer Bronson Tew's new imprint, Dial Back Sound.

Before then, though, fans of the band comprised of Thomas and fellow songwriters Zach and Dylan Lovett will be able to enjoy this all-too-relatable music video and the song it accompanies. Young Valley encapsulates the same raw, rootsy sound that listeners had come to love from their 2014 effort, No Filter, but with a greater sense of self that artists can only really gain by touring as much as the Lovetts and Thomas have these past few years.

"This song fell out onto the page," says Thomas. "After realizing the person I wanted did not feel the same, I fought with myself to find reconciliation. This song was my way to reach it. Also, I had a blast spitting out fake blood!"

TOUR DATES
23 March - 116 Mobile (Florence, Alabama)
12 April - Santos (New Orleans, Louisiana)
13 April - Live @ 5 Festival (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)
14 April - Slowboat Brewing Company (Laurel, Mississippi)
20 April - During Hall (Jackson, Mississippi) RECORD RELEASE SHOW!
21 April (DAY)- Cotton District Arts Festival (Starkville, Mississippi)
21 April (NIGHT)- Proud Larry's (Oxford, Mississippi)
4 May - Hey Joe's (Cleveland, Mississippi)
18 May - Blue Canoe (Tupelo, Mississippi)
24 May - Thirsty Hippo (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)
25 May - Siberia (New Orleans, Louisiana)
26 May - Government St. Grocery (Ocean Springs, MS)



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