Like Haim and Sky Ferreira before her, Alison Valentine has mastered a sound that’s as much about the crunch of a guitar as it is about shiny pop sounds. Her new single, “Our Little Secret,” seems like a nod to influences ranging from alt-rock all the way to Katy Perry. “ ‘Our Little Secret’ pulls inspiration from The Virgin Suicides, glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling, Britney Spears, The Craft, and the Knife,” she says. No matter where it comes from, this will be in your head all day.
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