Rostrum Records artist Vali has released her infectious debut single “Ain’t No Friend of Mine” this week (2/1), and premiered the video on Rap-Up. The single, produced and co-written by T-Baby (cred: Major Lazer’s “Light it Up”), comes off of her debut EP, which will be released later this year.

Characterized by her undeniable charm and inimitable charisma, the New York-born and Los Angeles-based pop maverick is influenced by 21st-century R&B and hip-hop and weaves the sounds throughout her music. Having grown up in a musical family with both her parents in the orchestra, her father a conductor and her mother for Broadway, Vali has emerged with a style of her own. Commanding a vocal strut that carries with gusto and grit, she caught the attention of acclaimed creative director Laurieann Gibson (cred: Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Lady Gaga) early on, who stepped into the role of manager and is excited to be part of the team. Vali’s sound reflects a carefully assembled mosaic of sticky pop, bombastic theatricality, and vintage fashion.

Vali is everything we’ve wanted in an artist! She’s pop, she’s hip-hop, she’s R&B (do we smell a little country flavor on this track?), and we can’t wait to see what she does next! Rostrum Records has outdone themselves by selecting such a versatile, well-rounded musician, and we know she’s going to make a huge name for herself this year!

Be sure to check out “Ain’t No Friend Of Mine,” and our other favorite single, “Dimes” featuring the one and only Wiz Khalifa below!


Vali – Ain’t No Friend of Mine

Vali ft. Wiz Khalifa – Dimes