Valerie Lighthart is a folk-pop songstress that tempers bright melodies with a sense of something a few shades darker -punctuations of melancholy and private moments of intimate vulnerability.
She hails from the rolling hills, roving rivers, and thick forests of the country outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After building up a portfolio of acoustic songs, she began working with electronic duo Immortal Girlfriend. This meeting between folk and electronica developed “I’ll Be Damned,” a song which quickly picked up traction with attention from Milwaukee Record and radio play from 88.9 Radio Milwaukee.
Between releases, Valerie continues to perform live and croon across stages from Milwaukee's Summerfest, south to Chicago, and East to Boston.
The circulation of “I’ll Be Damned” brought the attention of N43 Records, a local independent label. November of 2018, Valerie in collaboration with N43 released her debut EP ‘V.A.L.,’ a lighthearted folk-pop debut.
May of 2019, Valerie & N43 Records released The Places EP, a springtime call for adventure and joy that was centered around songs written about travel. The spirit of it is a harkening back to simpler times as well as an exuberant march towards exploration.
Next is a trio of EPs, releasing through N43 Records throughout 2020. The By Moonlight series is a dark, cinematic multi-genre recreation of the roles women have played in history that have caused them to be condemned, vilified, and worshipped.