Music Friyay: Nouvelle Vague, Solange, The Cinematic Orchestra

Music Friyay: Nouvelle Vague, Solange, The Cinematic Orchestra

By Joanna C. Valente

Here’s some music, new and old, you should listen to and check out:

Nouvelle Vague - “Sweet Dreams”

The French band covered the iconic hit “Sweet Dreams” and it’s delightful, airy, and sexy.

Solange - When I Get Home

Solange’s new album is gold. Its R&B, soul, and sensual vocals create a wonderous, and often melancholic, soundscape. My favorite: “Jerrod.”

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Believe

The excessive and decadent band, The Cinematic Orchestra, released a new album full of wonder and atompshere tunes. My favorite: “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life.”


Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente