In 2020, icon HIM Ville Valo resurfaced as VV with a trio of new songs. Then, this spring, the singer returned with the track “Loveletting” from the upcoming VV album, Black Neon. Another novelty this week Black Neon track, “Echolocate Your Love”, emerged.
It arrived on Friday (September 2) with a music video for the post-punk and heavy metal-inspired track.
Listen to “Echolocate Your Love” at the bottom of this article.
Valo said of the song, “It’s a step-by-step sonic guide to surviving, and maybe even enjoying, the kingdom of VV with its abundance of things jostling in the night. It’s a teary mascara marathon between Robert Smith and Ozzy, with a hint of hope.”
In April, the singer explained, “As fun as the funeral rites were for HIM, it took me more than a few moons to lick my wounds in the shade of the Heartagram and find an excuse to scratch and hum again.”
More details on Black Neon will be “released in due course,” according to a Friday press release. It is expected to be released in 2023. A VV tour will also be launched next year. See dates below.
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VV (Ville Valo), “Echolocate Your Love” (music video)
VV (Ville Valo) 2023 US Tour Dates
April 1 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ TLA
April 2 – Boston, Mass. @ Big Night
April 4 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ Roxian
April 5 – Cleveland, Ohio @ HOB
April 6 – Detroit, Michigan @ St. Andrew’s
April 8 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s
April 9 – Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
April 11 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Varsity
April 13 – Denver, Colorado @ Summit
April 14 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Depot
April 16 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
April 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
April 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
April 21 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ HOB
April 22 – San Diego, Calif. @ HOB
April 23 – Phoenix, Arizona @ The Van Buren
April 25 – Dallas, TX @ HOB
April 26 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec
April 27 – Houston, TX @ HOB
April 28 – New Orleans, Louisiana @ HOB
April 30 – Orlando, Fla. @ HOB
May 1 – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida @ Revolution
May 3 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Buckhead
May 4 – Nashville, Tennessee @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 5 – Charlotte, NC @ Underground
May 7 – Silver Spring, Md. @ Fillmore
May 8 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
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