Six years ago, Valley Queens front woman Natalie Carol drove to Los Angeles on a whim, looking to expand her musical horizons. After a lonely and frustrating year, she was on the verge of returning home when she happened upon an acoustic jam session where she met guitarist David Donaldson. Carol was immediately reminded of the comfort and friendliness of her Arkansas roots; the perfect environment for musical creation. She could hear traces of her hometown influences in his riffs: Zeppelin, Duane Allman, and Muddy Waters. The two began collaborating, exchanging ideas and drawing in other like-minded musicians. It gave us all something to rest our heads upon, a musical family that became a home for us all, says Carol. Today, Valley Queen is a hybrid of southern rock and Motown, with traces of 1970s canyon rock. Carnival, the A- side on their debut 7 produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, FIDLAR, Fools Gold), embodies these influences as Meadors sings about creating a supportive artistic community in Echo Park. The B-side Make You Feel is a bluesy slow jam about young love.