Music Spotlight: Violet Days
Violet Days, the collaborative project of singer-songwriter Lina Hansson + producer Kris Eriksson, takes us to a comic book world in their recently released EP Made In My Head, and we can’t stop listening. The synth-pop duo usually reigns in stolkholm, Sweden but has been taking the stage in los angeles, including their upcoming show at Madame Siam on November 13. We caught up with Lina on their debut EP + what’s next (spoiler alert: their second EP is already in the works, and we’re stoked!).
Asymmetric Magazine: You just released your single Leave But Don’t Go before releasing your EP Made in My Head. Can you tell us a little bit about those releases?
Lina Hansson: Leave But Don´t Go was the last single leading up to the EP, and now we just released the full story of Made in My Head. Through the EP, you get to follow the story of two characters in a comic book world that go through all the phases and ups and downs of a romantic relationship. I hope people take the time to listen from start to finish to hear it all.
AM: How would you describe your sound?
LH: A dreamy soundscape with honest lyrics and edgy beats.
AM: What themes do you typically pursue through your music?
LH: I just try to stay honest with myself and write about true feelings. That usually ends up being stuff that I’ve experienced in the past or something I feel deeply now—everything between love, loss, happiness and fear.
AM: What other musicians are currently inspiring you?
LH: I love Tame Impala. I always appreciate when artists dare to do something different—that really inspires us when we write. Other favorites are Billie Eilish, Twenty One Pilots, Queen, Halsey.
AM: Where is one place that you feel completely in touch with your creative self/music?
LH: Whenever I travel to another country, I feel super inspired. It has so much to do with what I’m occupying myself with. I love to go somewhere I haven’t been before, do stuff I haven’t done before and collect stories.
AM: What can we expect to hear from you next?
LH: We´re doing some shows in LA and Sweden this fall. Also, we’re working on the upcoming releases of course. We already started working on a second EP, so that feels like an exciting next chapter of Violet Days.