Violet Days is here to stay. Quite simply, it’s new-wave pop majesty. As the artistic project of Swedish singer and songwriter Lina Hansson, the tone is continuously being set as one of the most gifted and exciting artistic projects of the moment.
Producer Kris Eriksson, who crafted one of the biggest hits of the past few years in Chainsmokers’ “Paris”, shows his mastery is still very much intact with a beautiful marriage of huge synth and the kinds of hooks that you’d expect from one of the most exciting emerging musicians coming out of northern Europe right now.
The visuals again incorporate the kind of gorgeous choreography as well as various other markers that was exhibited to such acclaim in “Somber”. But this time there’s a raunchier feel as Lina picks apart the dynamics of a tumultuous, powerful relationship; one in which she feels definitely the instigator.