Valeree, AKA Megan Mortensen, uses her sultry vocals and in-your-face attitude to create rock infused R&B music to soothe her complicated soul.
Having struggled with addiction, Valeree has learned how to use her music and perseverance to live through the day.
A new song premiering below by Valeree, “Any Other Way,” is about a toxic relationship. The lyrics can often feel as though they were written as the singer channels the blues and the jazz at times with those horns.
Mortensen talks about how she wants to create a pop-quizz show, but it has “been a journey promoting this album. But I don’t do damage control for them, because they didn’t sign up to promote me. I have my own PR company that got me in here.”
#ValereeLiveChats is a series of interviews with stars from all genres of music which will live stream on #Friday.
BTRtoday (BTR): We know the Steel City has had a positive influence on your creativity and music. What has Pittsburgh done for your creative endeavors in general?
Megan Mortensen, aka Valeree, chats addiction and shares new song
Valeree, a soulful vocalist, shares her addiction journey and new album in this article. She also expands on the heavy influence of soul and R&B that shaped her upbringings as well as Pittsburgh’s own neo-soul spotlights. One of her close friends, another Pittsburgher Sierra Sellers, is an up-and-coming neo-soul artist who Valeree admires as well as sings with regularly as they both grew up singing together. Growing up in
Offering amazing vocals, Valeree (a sultry New York City-based singer) chats about addiction and shares a new song in this podcast.
What was the inspirations behind “any other way,” and is there a personal story to it?
Tech-resistant singer, Valeree Cantwell discusses addiction and shares her new song.
The media stereotyped women in relationships in a way Valeree can’t relate to. When discussing her own music, Valeree is interested in a woman’s “different facets,” and how it relates to sex and love. For the many different faces of women’s sexuality, listen to Valeree’s song about these loved ones.
Valeree chats addiction and shares new song
Valeree is ready to get candid about addiction both in her music and on her social media.
Do you have a part time job extracurricular activity or other addiction? Yes, you could be the poster child for an addictive personality.
Lead vocalist for Sultry Valeree discusses how the song, “Pour Out”, serves as a reflection of her sobriety. She also chatted addiction and explained that she has patterned her relationships, sex, substance abuse and sobriety after one another many times in the past.
With so much to work with, singer Valeree is grateful for her addiction. Though it seems difficult sometimes, she manages to stay inspired every time addiction rears its head.
If she could give advice to a songwriter from the past, the result is better now as a wiser me with more maturity and years of experience, Valeree would tell you that there’s no need to rush.
Valeree (MM name) is a sultry vocalist who chats addiction and shares her new song, “Somewhere.” She would tell her vocal coach that sometimes she felt like the best lyrics were the ones that said exactly what you mean. Valeree stated, “I should be vulnerable and not hide behind complicated diction and convoluted metaphors.”
BTR: What should be can looking out for in the future of your music?
As of yet, Valeree has played live and released a new track, “Copshow” which she’ll be playing on November 4th in LA. She also just announced that we can expect her first EP later this year.