“Hey Violet’s ‘From the Outside,’ (is) one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums.” – The New York Times
Hey Violet premiere the video for their new single “Hoodie” today- watch it HERE. Directed by Jessie Hill, (Chris Cornell, Broods, Zella Day) the video was filmed in Los Angeles. “This is video is visually completely different from our other music videos so far,” says front woman Rena Lovelis. “We wanted to give it an air of indie movie vibes and used projections to symbolize the memories and show the loneliness conveyed through the lyrics.”
The band’s debut album From The Outside is out now on Hi or Hey Records/Capitol/Caroline- the album hit #1 on the iTunes Pop Chart and is available via all digital retailers. The band co-wrote songs on the album which was produced by Julian Bunetta. The New York Times declares it’s “one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums,” and Stereogum says, “Hey Violet have a very strong album to show for their efforts – one that, like its provocative lead single, (‘Guys My Age,’) stakes out its territory and demands a reaction,”while Nylon raves, “I challenge you to find a debut album as explosive and technicolored as ‘From The Outside.’ With ’80s-tinged synths and enough sub bass to scratch the little EDM itch we all have, (the album) pulses with cheeky hooks and middle fingers to the status quo. Lead singer Rena Lovelis’ voice is arena-shaking. You’re in for one hell of a ride.” Hey Violet is also nominated for a 2017 Teen Choice Award for Choice Song: Group for “Guys My Age” and will headline Teen Fest 2017 at Teen Choice 2017 LIVE Sunday, Aug. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/live PT tape-delayed) from University of Southern California’s Galen Center on FOX.
In the past year, the L.A.-based five-piece have proven the power of their immaculately crafted alt-pop. Their recent track “Break My Heart,” has racked up almost 10 million combined streams. Idolator says “Break My Heart” is a “monstrous electro-anthem” and declares, the band is “destined to have a massive year,” and Alternative Press calls the track “irresistible.” The song is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single”Guys My Age,” which has more than 46 million combined streams, while the video is approaching over 16 million views. The band recently wrapped up a sold out North American headline tour, graced the March cover of Alternative Press, and performed “Guys My Age” on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers. Hey Violet’s Brand New Moves EP debuted as the #1 album on iTunes in the U.S., and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declared front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.” Hey Violet is Rena Lovelis,her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass).
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