After making his mark in 2018 with a string of hard-hitting singles, New Zealand hip-hop newcomer Vallé is back with a brand new song, ‘Pluto’.
The video premiered on UK site Niji Magazine
Taking inspiration from an eclectic range of musical heroes, from Van Morrison and Joyner Lucas, to J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar, Christchurch-based Vallé is an artist who speaks from the heart and creates a poetic blend of rap and R’n’B that’s refreshingly unique. On ‘Pluto’ he’s enlisted the soulful vocals of rising New Zealand singer Sianne to help bring the meaningful song to life.
Written by Vallé (real name Enjalas Jenkinson) and produced by Struan Finlay AKA Sun Lay, ‘Pluto’ is an audio snapshot of a dysfunctional couple struggling with trust and commitment.
It is the first single from Vallé’s upcoming debut full-length album CARE FOR ME, due for release later this year.
Vallé released his first single ‘Love Me’ in 2018 - a personal song, which drew on Jenkinson’s observations of the age-old battle with self love and identity.
It received radio play on Mai FM, Flava, Niu and the BNets, and demonstrated the strength and depth of Jenkinson’s songwriting abilities and stood his unique blend of rap and R’n’B out from the crowd. He followed it up with ‘Never Leave Ya’, which he released as part of a collaboration with OLYMPUS and Leilani.