Val Astaire is an indie pop/alternative rock persona created by Brian Anthony Joyce in 2018. Hailing from Philadelphia, now based in Los Angeles.
“Every day is a new opportunity to reinvent ourselves.” This message is evident in the next era of what’s to come from Val Astaire.
Previously, through the use of 80's synth and 90's angst, Val Astaire tapped into the influences of Tears for Fears, The Cure, Prince and David Bowie to create a cool, calm and collected sound that walked listeners through a new wave time capsule.
“So many great artists before us mapped out the blueprint. Somewhere along the way we painted over it in the form of quick consumption and fast fashion. I think both socially and spiritually we’re in a void.”
Now, with a little dirt under his nails and a chip on his shoulder, Val Astaire is turning it up a bit. Drawing comparisons to Beck, The White Stripes and The Killers - Val Astaire finds himself filling that void louder than ever.
In his newest single “HOW’S IT GOING TO END?” Val Astaire leans into this gracefully; replacing synth’s with string quartets and shoe-gaze guitar tones with a warm overdriven bite. Vocally and lyrically, this is personal. Make no mistake, this love driven power-ballad is merely bridging the gap of these two worlds.
Throughout his career, Brian Anthony Joyce has toured with artists such as PVRIS, The Starting Line, Mayday Parade, and Jimmy Eat World.