June 16, 2017 – (Hollywood, CA) – Hey Violet release their debut album From The Outside today on Hi or Hey Records/Capitol/Caroline via all digital retailers. Those who purchase the album at Target will also receive three additional bonus songs and a limited edition vinyl version of the L.P. will be available exclusively at Urban Outfitters. Full track list is below. The band co-wrote songs on the album which was produced by Julian Bunetta. Says front woman Rena Lovelis, “We’ve been building our sound for about two years now and it feels really good to finally be able to share the album! There is a lot of variety on the record, but these are all songs that we hope you wanna go on long drives and listen to.”
In the past year, the L.A.-based five-piece have proven the power of their immaculately crafted alt-pop. The band’s latest single “Break My Heart,” was included on Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist and has racked up over eight million combined streams. Idolator says “Break My Heart” is a “monstrous electro-anthem” and declares, the band is “destined to have a massive year.” Alternative Press calls the track “irresistible,” while Nylon raves, “Hey Violet knows how to write a good pop hook and ‘Break My Heart’ is a testament to that. This song has spunk.” The song is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single“Guys My Age,” which has more than 41 million combined streams, while the video has over 14 million views. “Guys My Age” was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times, who called it “teen-pop’s revenge: an urgent dark song about sexual rebellion” and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. Hey Violet was also nominated for a 2017 iHeart Radio award for Best Underground Alternative Band and been dubbed an Artist Primed For A Breakout in 2017 by Billboard and a 2017 Artist To Watch by The Guardian, PopCrush, and more.
Watch the animated video for new track “O.D.D.” which recently premiered on Rookie.
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).
FROM THE OUTSIDE Track List
- Break My Heart
- Brand New Moves
- Guys My Age
- My Consequence
- All We Ever Wanted
- Where Have You Been (All My Night)
- Like Lovers Do
- This Is Me Breaking Up With You
TARGET Bonus Tracks
2. These Moments
3. When Will I Learn (Demo)
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