Listen: Violet – Y.O.U

Listen to the debut single from rising London star Violet.
The 21 year-old Londoner has taken her musical moniker from Hole’s 1994 hit of the same name. “Hole was a huge influence on me growing up in a lot of ways – their music, their look – and ‘Violet’ is one of my favourite songs,” she explains. “The music is angry and dark and aggressive but it’s still a love song; there’s still a soft sentiment to it, the lyrics are fragile. I like that juxtaposition in music but I’ve kind of reversed it in my work; I wanted the music to be soft but the lyrics to be darker and heavier.”
Recorded by Mark Rankin in Paul Epworth’s studio in west London, these are universal tales of heartbreak and falling in love; of painful lows and intoxicating highs.
Y.O.U will be released as a double A-side single featuring ‘Y.O.U.’ and ‘I Come Undone’, on May 7 2012 via Luv Luv Records.
Richard Franks

Richard Franks

Founder and Editor at Counteract
Passionate about everything to do with local music. Also a big fan of The Beatles, The Strokes, Arcade Fire, Death From Above 1979, Tame Impala, Wavves, The Wytches, Slaves & a lot more.
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