Sweden-based alternative pop artist Violet Days is proud to debut their stripped down music video for “Somber”, accompanied by morgxn on guest vocals. The acoustic video “Somber” is just the first of the releases from Violet Days’ their upcoming EP – Made in My Head – which debuts this summer.
“Violet Days’ bright and ambitious musical style has drawn the attention of The Chainsmokers, of which they coincided writing on the track, “Paris.
Violet Days is the moniker for vocalist and topliner Lina Hansson, who writes all of the music with her creative partner, producer Kris Eriksson. Violet Days’ early releases have racked up millions of plays on Spotify, with their first single, “Your Girl,” hitting over 13 million streams on that platform alone. Their official songwriting and production credits include collabs with Phoebe Ryan, Cash Cash, Shaun Frank and The Chainsmokers, whose hit song “Paris” they co-wrote.
Violet Days will be heading to the US in a couple of weeks to spend time in New York and Los Angeles! You can catch them at the following shows, in either of those cities:
NY – Rockwood Music Hall Showcase on 5/2
LA – “It’s a School Night” on 5/7
Watch the acoustic version of “Somber” ft. morgxn:
Stream “Somber ft. morgxn (Acoustic)” on Spotify here.
“It was amazing to work with morgxn and this song means a lot to me. I feel like we both needed to tell the same story. When we met to shoot this acoustic video we finally got to do it together live for the first time and that felt really special. We had a lot of fun doing it.” – Lina Hansson
About Violet Days:
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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