Valery Gore Gears Up for 'Idols in the Dark Heart' Full-Length, Shares New Video for "Hummingbird in Reverse"

Valery Gore Gears Up for 'Idols in the Dark Heart' Full-Length, Shares New Video for 'Hummingbird in Reverse'
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Toronto-based indie-pop chanteuse Valery Gore hasn't released a full album since 2008's Avalanche to Wandering Bears, but the critically acclaimed pianist will change that with her new LP, Idols in the Dark Heart.

Breaking away from the smooth jazz-fusion stylings of her previous two LPs, Gore says her new album will focus more on dynamic rhythms and electronic experimentation.

"I imagine this album in my mind as completely different from the last," Gore said in a statement. "Sure, we're going to have a couple saxophones and clarinets… but I think I'm starting to relax a little bit on the piano."

Gore added that her new musical direction has also allowed her to sing more prominently than on other releases. "I want the music to open up, to allow more room for the vocals," she said. "So I'm hoping to showcase them a bit more, rather then hiding them behind heavy piano and drums."

Although Gore saw her previous two albums released by the likes of Six Shooter Records and Do Right! Music, respectively, her newest LP is currently without a label. A solid release date will also be firmed up soon.

But until Idols in the Dark Heart sees the light of day, hold yourself over by watching a video for the album's debut single, "Hummingbird in Reverse," below.