Alt-Pop Artist Violet Days Releases Neon Single "Afterparty"
The collaborative project of singer-songwriter Lina Hansson and producer Kris Eriksson, Swedish alt-pop outfit Violet Days have created something really special. Each release seems to be the epitome of those dreamy pop gems ready to get stuck in your head and under your skin. Violet Days’ newest single “Afterparty” is no different.
“I wanted to write about this feeling where there is no way to escape your thoughts of feeling alone. I think a lot of people struggle with that sometimes but we don't talk so much about it," Lina tells The Music Mermaid about the track. "[It’s about] a typical moment that brings that feeling out, the contrast of having a lot of people around you at one second, and the next one they're gone; it's just bittersweet. It's a dialogue with myself trying to get better at being alone.”
“Afterparty” succeeds at capturing this dynamic — it’s both in-your-face energetic at its biggest moments but at its smallest, it dabbles in soft contemplation. Opening with a grand wave of trilling whistles, “Afterparty” quickly drops down to welcome Lina’s pretty voice painting a detailed picture of a packed party; the people, the smoke, the liquor bottles, the loneliness. At the hook, the arrangement twinkles with quirky keys and pulsing percussion before erupting into a neon dance-pop world. Around her, the song practically vibrates with color, but Lina’s lost in her own labyrinth of thoughts, detached from her body in a sea of people and energy. “Afterparty” is soaked in pop pizzazz and given new depth by its honest subject matter.
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Featured photo of Violet Days by Olof Ringmar