Violet Days, stopped by City Winery while visiting NYC last month to film a live Cellar Sessions video! In the video, the band performs two singles from their upcoming EP Made in My Head, including “Somber”, which features guest vocalist morgxn and came out last month.
The unique cellar setting, which is an unlikely place for an electronic performance, and the high sound quality give the video a really cool vibe.
Violet Days’ most recent single, “Just a Little” landed in Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, and frontwoman Lina Hansson has been fortunate to work with some major artists like The Chainsmokers (Kris co-wrote their hit “Paris”!)
“Just A Little” is the second single off of Violet Days’ upcoming EP Made in My Head– out this summer. The EP is inspired by a dreamy Swedish comic book from the 60’s that follows two characters who are in love and shows the ups and downs of their relationship. With the help of a friend, Violet Days re-made and re-animated the characters in their own unique way to help tell the story throughout the album.
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A collaborative project a few years in the making, Violet Days is the creative vision of lauded singer-songwriter/artist Lina Hansson and celebrated songwriter/producer Kris Eriksson. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Hansson and Eriksson have together made an indelible mark in the pop and electronic music worlds, having helped shape some of the biggest modern pop tracks of the last five years. Today, Lina steps from behind the scenes and into the spotlight as Violet Days with the release of their debut EP Made in My Head,which is produced in its entirety by Kris Eriksson and will be released in the summer 2018.
For Made in My Head, Violet Days weave together a dreamy soundscape found at the sonic intersection of electronic music production and pop. The lead single “Somber” perfectly encapsulates it all: The track is equal parts passion ballad and futuristic narrative as Lina lays her heart bare over a web of airy, rich synths while guest vocalist morgxn delivers powerful accompaniment. “Somber” contextualizes the shared search for love between everyday people, and the fear and baggage that comes with it, a running theme present across the EP.
All combined, Made in My Head is a robust rainbow of sounds that guides today’s alternative pop movement into fresh artistic territory. It is the culmination of years of collaboration and experimentation shared between Lina and Kris. The two originally met five years ago in Sweden via mutual friends and fellow songwriters. They soon started playing and writing together. Today, that long-standing creative bond has evolved into Violet Days, the embodiment of their creative symbiosis: Lina, the conceptual lyricist, visionary songwriter, and bold singer, in harmony with Kris’ talents as a perfectionist producer with an ear for memorable melodies and hooks.
Their versatile songwriting and production approach, which they lovingly dub “alternative pop stories from Sweden,” is defined by Kris’ lush, layered compositions and Lina’s heartfelt lyrics and moving vocals. It’s their winning combination, paired with an inimitable style, which has seen them carve out a recognized sound and a venerable reputation of their own within the songwriting world.
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