BROODS Reimagine Paige Valentine’s “Navigate” For The Dancefloor; “Navigate (Summer Remix)” Out Fri 3 Nov
November 3, 2023 BY Emma Orland
Following the release of her new single “Navigate” at the end of September, Western Australian pop singer-songwriter Paige Valentine has shared a remix of the track, fit for long sun-soaked summer days, thanks to New Zealand duo BROODS.
“Navigate (Summer Remix)” see Paige Valentine’s captivating vocal and urgent, ear-worming hooks wrapped in BROODS’ signature woozy, blissed out, synth-pop production.
Whether you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, where the warm weather is moving in and summer nights are almost in your grasp, or you’re on the other side of the world hoping to recreate the feeling of those sun-soaked months – with Paige Valentine and BROODS coming together, your soundtrack is sorted.
On the remix, Paige says, “Hearing the remix for the first time took me some place else, I love how it has been reimagined and is the perfect soundtrack to summer nights and beach days. The production is slick and elegant and the song sounds so lush! It’s beyond what I ever could have imagined for it.”
Caleb Nott of BROODS says, “I absolutely loved working on this remix for Paige. As soon as I heard ‘Navigate’ I knew I wanted to capture the hazy warmth of summer, taking the electro-pop elements of the track and creating something heavier and more dance driven.”
PRAISE FOR “NAVIGATE”
“Must be like what it feels like to float on a cloud! You catch this vibe from the get-go!”
Anika Luna, triple j Unearthed
“Valentine’s lush and spaced-out vocals enrapture the listener”
“[a] rich and shimmering alt-pop stunner”
“a magnetic and memorable piece of electro-pop music”
Caesar Live N Loud
“Paige’s lyrical prowess shines throughout, but it’s her honest introspection that elevates the song”
“if there is one thing you do before the year is out, make sure you give this song the love, respect and attention it deserves”
Paige’s love for the natural world is intrinsically linked to her divine sound, and you can hear it in every part of her forthcoming debut album Lucky Blue, produced with Andy Lawson.
Across its 10 tracks, Paige can trace the sonic line between the music she made in the city and the music she made in remote WA, in a town of 40 people, surrounded by unexplored wilderness and perched on the edge of the world.
Featuring recent singles, the uplifting indie-pop anthem “Cloud Dancing”, raw, slow-burner “Don’t Tell Her”, and “Navigate”, alongside a re-imagined version of her 2020 breakout single “Pure”, Lucky Blue is a sonic transformation – traversing Paige’s move from stability and comfort, of rebuilding and reshaping her life, of remembering the lightness of living, and of diving into isolation and thriving in the face of adversity. All of it started at a studio with a little blue door that had a horseshoe above it…
LUCKY BLUE TRACKLIST
Don’t Tell Her
Hung Up (Endless Summer Reprise)
ABOUT PAIGE VALENTINE
Songwriter Paige Valentine is one special artist.
Thematically, her music arches across age-old artistic fascinations; love, death, growth, a loss of innocence, and the stark face of grief. She writes elegantly, cutting straight to the heart of matters with devastating concision.
With a clever approach to production and an aesthetic akin to Maggie Rogers and Kita Alexander, Paige has mastered the ability to encapsulate a moment, a feeling, a story within a delicate, heavenly arrangement — a work so beautiful, it’s impossible to resist.
Paige’s 2020 singles, “Pure” and “Fool”– the former with more than 1.3 million streams – earned her support from triple j, NME Australia, Rolling Stone Australia, Pilerats, The Revue, Wolf In A Suit, Ear To The Ground, The Partae, and more, and saw her become a five-time WAM Award nominee and Vanda & Young International Song Competition finalist.
On the live stage, Paige Valentine has supported the likes of San Cisco, Fat Freddie’s Drop and Abbe May, and played festivals including Here Comes The Sun, Summer Fest, Cabin Fever. Later this year she will join DMAs, Chet Faker, Boy & Bear, and more at Fremantle’s Out Of The Woods Festival.
Paige’s debut album Lucky Blue is nothing short of a triumph. It is thematically broad, representative of Paige’s massive growth as an artist and a human over the last few years. The record is a patchwork of reckonings and a triumph of personal growth