NYC recording artist Valerie Ghent celebrates her newest video, New York City Streets, with a worldwide release today on youtube.com/valerieghent and a call for response videos made by anyone who loves New York City.
A love letter to her native city, the New York City Streets video was shot in all five boroughs of The Big Apple, in dozens of locations, many of personal significance to the enthusiastic and rockin’ NY singer/musician/composer. “New York is a beloved and iconic city for people around the globe”, Valerie says, “Whenever I travel people tell me how much they love NYC! So I’m inviting anyone who loves New York City to make your own video with the song, showcase your favorite parts of New York, and post it on YouTube. Show us your “New York City Streets!”
Voted #2 Best Song of 2016 by LA West Coast Music Radio, New York City Streets features rock solid performances by veteran New York musicians who have played on countless hits by world-class artists including Ashford & Simpson, Luther Vandross, Chic, Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen and many more. A free mp3 of the song is available from Valerie’s website, valerieghent.com, for anyone who wants to make their own version of a New York City Streets video.
Critics rave: “New York City Streets”, right out of the 70s/80s Luther meets Ashford & Simpson period with a driving piano lead and Alfa Anderson and Dennis Collins (together with Keith Fluitt) bringing back those inimitable Chic and Luther Vandross moments in the super-slick hook, supported by a cool horn section. A real gem!” – Gina Loves Jazz
WHAT: Valerie Ghent New York City Streets video release & invitation
WHEN: Friday September 15, 2017
WHO: NYC recording artist Valerie Ghent
WHERE: filmed in all five boroughs of New York City, video on youtube.com/valerieghent
WHY: We Love New York!
“Ghent sings from the guts. Her contralto rises with the smooth momentum of something out of NASA.”
– Woman About Town
“Ghent, herself, is a vocal phenomenon…she has the glistening, effervescent energy of a top pop/rock star.”
– NY Cabaret Today
“Valerie Ghent – a “kick butt” artist. That kind of quality never really goes out of style.” – Soul Tracks
“Valerie Ghent, la Dame de New York – Il est rare de trouver une voix aussi singulière et une maîtrise du rythme aussi pertinente. – La Marseillaise (France)