Music Spotlight: Violet Days
Violet Days, the collaborative alt-pop project of singer-songwriter Lina Hansson + producer Kris Eriksson, returns with their latest single Afterparty, and it’s our new anthem for staying home alone. The cinematic track, released last month, tackles themes of loneliness layered with Violet Days’ uniquely vivid production + soft vocals. We chatted with Lina all about the track + their current tour.
Asymmetric Magazine: Last time we chatted with you about Leave But Don’t Go and Made In My Head, and we're digging this new track so much! Can you tell us all about Afterparty and what it means to you?
Lina Hansson: Thank you so much! Afterparty means a lot to me because it digs into the feeling of loneliness that I sometimes struggle with and trying to find a way to overcome them. I believe that it´s very important to share these real feelings that we all have. Everything is not always perfect, and we're not living life in an Instagram filter.
it digs into the feeling of loneliness that I sometimes struggle with.
AM: How does it compare to your previous releases?
LH: I hope it comes across as honest and raw, and to me, the other songs are that, as well.
AM: Congrats on your tour! What's a favorite memory from the tour so far?
LH: Thank you! We’re having the best time. It’s so much fun traveling around with my best friends and meeting new cities. I think for all of us, our favorite memory might be hanging around New Orleans and hearing ghosts stories about it. That city stole a piece of my heart, and I can´t wait to go back someday.
AM: What can fans expect to see at your shows?
LH: A lot of energy, diversity, and unreleased songs.
AM: What other musicians are currently listening to?
LH: Tame Impala has been a go-to for the road trips on this tour—we’re obsessed! Also, Parcels are such a vibe right now. And Kacey Musgraves.
AM: What can we expect to hear from you next after the tour?
LH: A lot of new music that we've been teasing on this tour, and I can say that we have another EP coming later on, as well.