Critically acclaimed retro-pop singer-songwriter Micah Edwards just released his nostalgic single, “Girl From The Valley,” out October 15. This track is a perfectly tender, groovy love song dripping in Rio Grande Valley pride. As the lead single from the artist’s upcoming debut album, Jean Leon, this track offers the perfect introduction to Edwards’ Texas soul sound. Recent recognition from major publications – like Parade and Huffpost – have caught the attention of thousands; with Spotify followers and stream counts on the up and up, all eyes are on this emerging artist.

The soulful crooner pays homage to the love he has for his wife in “Girl From The Valley.” With her upbringing in southern Texas, Edwards celebrates “not only the woman [he] get[s] to do life with, but also the beautiful culture that comes with the woman.” Embodying the warmness, poetic lyricism, and mesmerizing smoothness of artists like Leon Bridges and Silk Sonic, the Houston native continues to invigorate his nostalgic sound with a modern flare. Edwards – having had a critical heart-to-heart with himself on his artistic vision – now finds himself leaning into Americana and Country influences along with his already established aptitude for decadent neo-soul. The singer-songwriter delivers a seamlessly Americana kissed, soul-pop fusion on this track; “Girl From The Valley” has found a home pioneering a fresh, uniquely Texas sound.

Despite his almost 130k monthly listeners on Spotify, and editorial support from Spotify’s Nu-Blue, Summer Party, Fresh Finds, and Fresh Finds: Pop playlists, the raw artistry on this track speaks for itself. Edwards pushed himself to create the sound “his heart has always wanted to hear” on this record. The result is an authentically-Micah, signature style. With musicians like Edwards – that pour their already loveable personalities and effortless talent into every project – it is hard not to fall in love with their music. The Houston native is generating plenty of buzz, and rapidly building a loyal fanbase all while doing things his way.

Cover art for “Girl From The Valley” by Micah Edwards



Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.