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HEY VIOLET debut new video for “CLOSE MY EYES”

Fresh off a headline mini tour of the U.S., Hey Violet premiere the video for their new track Close My Eye today on Vevo. Watch it HERE. Shot in Los Angeles, the video was directed by Marcella Cytrynowicz who also lensed the video for the bands recent single Better By Myself.

Close My Eyes, which was written by Hey Violet with Sean Kennedy, Tim Anderson, and Aron Forbes (the latter two who co-produced), is the second of four new tracks the band is set to release throughout the spring and summer. The first, Better By Myself, was released in April, along with an official video that can be watched HERE. Idolator called Better By Myself as catchy as it is relatable, while Celeb Mix says the song’s mid-tempo beat and addictive chorus will leave the listener singing [it] all day. Watch Hey Violet perform Better By Myself live at Capitol Studios HERE.

Close My Eyes is essentially about living in a fantasy land, says front woman Rena Lovelis. It’s about the idea of still wanting to be with an ex who has already moved on. There’s definitely a level of denial that goes into being in that sort of headspace because you’re basically rejecting the present reality and not allowing yourself to move forward. The song sounds very calm and chill but in the lyrical content there’s an air of tension because of that refusal to accept things as they are.

Hey Violet’s 2017 debut album From the Outside featured the singles Guys My Age, which has amassed over 250 million global streams, Break My Heart, and Hoodie which is approaching 200 million streams. The album racked up critical praise, including accolades from The New York Times, which called it one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums. Stereogum noted that it has plenty of attitude thanks to Lovelis vocal and lyrical presence, and NYLON declared, I challenge you to find a debut album as explosive and technicolored as Hey Violet’s From The Outside(the album) pulses with cheeky hooks and middle fingers to the status quo. Lead singer Rena Lovelis’ voice is arena-shaking. You’re in for one hell of a ride.

Over the past few years, Hey Violet, which is Rena Lovelis, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), and Casey Moreta (lead guitar) have steadily built an engaged fanbase with their powerful, immaculately crafted alt-pop songs. Guys My Age was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times, who called it teen-pop’s revenge: an urgent dark song about sexual rebellion and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. In 2017, Hey Violet was also nominated for an iHeart Radio award for Best Underground Alternative Band, dubbed an Artist Primed For A Breakout by Billboard, and named Artist To Watch by The Guardian, PopCrush, and more. The band has racked over half a billion streams worldwide, sold out their North American headline tour and performed on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Photo Credit: Valentina Cytrynowicz

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Hey Violet’s “Better By Myself”

HEY VIOLET RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BETTER BY MYSELF” TODAY

ON HI OR HEY/CAPITOL RECORDS

OFFICIAL VIDEO ALSO DEBUTS TODAY HERE

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“Better By Myself” is the first new music the Los Angeles-based alt-pop band has released since

their critically acclaimed 2017 debut album From the Outside.

Hey Violet release a new single “Better By Myself” today on Hi or Hey/Capitol Records and available for streaming and purchase from all digital partners. In addition, an official video for the song, directed by Marcella Cytrynowicz, debuts today. Watch it HERE. “Better By Myself” which was co-written by Hey Violet, Gabe Simon, and producer Daniel Nigro, is the first of four new tracks the band is set to release throughout the Spring and Summer.

“Better By Myself” captures the duality inherent in feeling invincible in solitude because you don’t need anyone, but recognizing that perhaps being totally alone isn’t necessarily the best path forward. “It’s about being in an unhealthy relationship and having the courage to leave, but realizing maybe you’re isolating a little much,” says Hey Violet frontwoman Rena Lovelis. “I think we need to fall in love with ourselves before we fall in love with anybody else and that’s why the song sounds so celebratory. It’s about finding that happy medium between I don’t need anyone, which tends to be a defense mechanism, and being truly okay with yourself.”

Hey Violet’s 2017 debut album From the Outside featured the singles “Guys My Age,” which has amassed over 230 million global streams, “Break My Heart,” and “Hoodie,” which is approaching 200 million streams. The album racked up critical praise, including accolades from The New York Times, which called it “one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums.” Stereogum noted that it “has plenty of attitude thanks to Lovelis’ vocal and lyrical presence,” and NYLON declared, “I challenge you to find a debut album as explosive and technicolored as Hey Violet’s From The Outside (the album) pulses with cheeky hooks and middle fingers to the status quo. Lead singer Rena Lovelis’ voice is arena-shaking. You’re in for one hell of a ride.”

Over the past few years, Hey Violet, which is Rena Lovelis, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) have steadily built an engaged fanbase with their powerful, immaculately crafted alt-pop songs. “Guys My Age” was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times, who called it “teen-pop’s revenge: an urgent dark song about sexual rebellion” and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. In 2017, Hey Violet was also nominated for an iHeart Radio award for Best Underground Alternative Band, dubbed an “Artist Primed For A Breakout” by Billboard, and named “Artist To Watch” by The Guardian, PopCrush, and more. The band has racked over half a billion streams worldwide, sold out their North American headline tour and performed on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Hey Violet will perform several upcoming shows to celebrate the release of their new music.

All dates are below. Tickets go on sale today here.

May 28th San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall

May 30th Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour

June 5th New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

June 6th Washington, DC – Union Stage

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S.O.S

“Bloodline” is the third single from this electro-pop singer’s latest album release, Edges Of The Mind.  With the emergence of Jazz/EDM recording artists like AlunaGeorge and Maty NoyesS.O.S is poised to excel.  “Bloodline” is an anthemic masterpiece. Lyrics speak volumes to the new age generation – the millennials. In unison, they can achieve anything.  S.O.S‘s ability to melodically enamour an audience with Sade-like vocals and provocative instrumentation is a win-win. This musician’s sophistication along with strong marketability has landed them on our #360WatchList.


In fact, 360 just experienced a premonition. There’s a Grammy in her path if she continues to sustain her momentum. After all, a clean new sound is the equation for success. Simply ask our current cover stars, Hey Violet.



Behind  S.O.S  is  Sophie  Debattista,  a  23-year-old  Anglo-Maltese  singer/songwriter.  She  was  originally  born  in  Malta  and  at  the  age  of  18,  the young  songstress  embraced  her  British  heritage  and  followed  her  love  of  music  to  the UK.  By  2013,  Sophie  was  awarded  a  scholarship  at  The  Institute  Of  Contemporary Music  Performance  (ICMP)  in  London  which  enabled  her  to  study and  graduate  with  a  first-class  BA  (Hons)  in  Songwriting.  This  played  a  major  role  in Sophie’s  growth  within  the  UK  so  far  and  five  years  down  the  line,  she regularly  performs  around  the  music  circuit  in  London  and  plays  many  festivals across  the  country.  Moreover,  Sophie  works  hard  at  self-funding  her music  through  busking  on  the  TFL  network  and  loves  that  she’s  given  the  chance  to meet  new  people  in  an  unconventional  way  and  bring  some  positivity  into  their  day through  her  music. Towards  the  end  of  2015,  Sophie’s  music  took  an  exciting  turn  as  she  began  to delve  into  the  world  of  music  production.  She  now  fronts  the  production  team  on  all of  her  releases  creating  a  combination  of  edgy  electronic  tracks,  warm  vocals  and intense  lyrics  drawing  influence  from  the  likes  of  Alessia  Cara,  NAO,  Halsey  and Lorde.  Sophie  was  recently  in  the  studio  recording  her  forthcoming  debut  EP Edges  Of  The  Mind where  this  distinct  sound  is  showcased.  The  first  two  singles from  that  EP, “Bittersweet” and  “Silent  Witness,” received  the  support  of  top  British media  including  BBC  IntroducingBBC  Radio  6  and  Clash  Magazine.  November 2017  is  set  to  be  an  exciting  month  for  Sophie  as  she  will  be  releasing  her  next, highly  anticipated  single  “Bloodline.”  She  asserts, “Music  is  my  world.  I  feel  extremely  fortunate  to  be  able  to  do  what I  love  doing  most  in  such  a  diverse  country  that  keeps  inspiring  me  everyday.  I  am continuously  influenced  by  some  incredible  artists  such  as  Ed  Sheeran, Beyonce, Ellie  Goulding  and  Lorde.  Recently,  my  music  has  entered  a  new  and  exciting phase  and  the  release  of  my  debut  EP  will  be  my  first  ever  collection  of  work  and  a chance  to  show  the  ‘real  me.’”

Hey Violet × “Hoodie” 

HEY VIOLET RELEASE “HOODIE” FEATURING AYO & TEO TODAY 

DEBUT ALBUM FROM THE OUTSIDE OUT NOW 
 
Hey Violet’s ‘From the Outside,’ (is) one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums.” – The New York Times

 

Today, Hey Violet release “Hoodie” featuring Ayo & Teo. The song is available for download and streaming at all digital partners, HERE. The track marks the first time Hey Violet has collaborated with another artist, teaming up with self-taught dancers and rap duo Ayo & Teo, best known for their viral hit “Rolex.” The pair have garnered millions of views via social media as well as the recognition of various celebrities. LISTEN HERE.

 

The band’s debut album From The Outside is out now on Hi or Hey Records/Capitol/Caroline- the album hit #1 on the iTunes Pop Chart and is available via all digital retailers. The band co wrote songs on the album which was produced by Julian Bunetta. The New York Times declares it’s “one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums,” and Stereogum says,

“Hey Violet have a very strong album to show for their efforts – one that, like its provocative lead single, (‘Guys My Age,’) stakes out its territory and demands a reaction,”while Nylon raves, “I challenge you to find a debut album as explosive and technicolored as ‘From The Outside.’ With ’80s-tinged synths and enough sub bass to scratch the little EDM itch we all have, (the album) pulses with cheeky hooks and middle fingers to the status quo. Lead singer Rena Lovelis’ voice is arena-shaking. You’re in for one hell of a ride.”

 

In the past year, the L.A.-based band have proven the power of their immaculately crafted alt-pop. Their recent track “Break My Heart,” has racked up over 10 million combined streams. 

Idolator says “Break My Heart” is a “monstrous electro-anthem” and declares, the band is “destined to have a massive year,” and Alternative Press calls the track “irresistible.” The song is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single”Guys My Age,” which has more than 50 million combined streams, while the video is approaching 20 million views. The band recently wrapped up a sold out North American headline tour, graced the March cover of Alternative Press, and performed “Guys My Age” on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers. Hey Violet’s Brand New Moves EP debuted as the #1 album on iTunes in the U.S., and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declared front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.” Hey Violet is Rena Lovelis, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass). 

 

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Past artists to grace the cover and pages of 360 MAGAZINE include Hey Violet, Pharrell Williams, Tamar Braxton, Demi Lovato, will.i.am, Avril Lavigne, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Beyonce, EVE, David Guetta, The All-American Rejects, Gotye, Sean Paul, Led Zeppelin, Kylie Minogue, Lil Wayne, KISS, Fifth Harmony, and Swedish House Mafia.


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HEY VIOLET PREMIERE THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE  + “HOODIE” +  TODAY ON VEVO

“Hey Violet’s ‘From the Outside,’ (is) one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums.” – The New York Times

Hey Violet premiere the video for their new single “Hoodie” today- watch it HERE. Directed by Jessie Hill, (Chris Cornell, Broods, Zella Day) the video was filmed in Los Angeles. “This is video is visually completely different from our other music videos so far,” says front woman Rena Lovelis. “We wanted to give it an air of indie movie vibes and used projections to symbolize the memories and show the loneliness conveyed through the lyrics.”    

The band’s debut album From The Outside is out now on Hi or Hey Records/Capitol/Caroline- the album hit #1 on the iTunes Pop Chart and is available via all digital retailers. The band co-wrote songs on the album which was produced by Julian Bunetta. The New York Times declares it’s “one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums,” and Stereogum says, “Hey Violet have a very strong album to show for their efforts – one that, like its provocative lead single, (‘Guys My Age,’) stakes out its territory and demands a reaction,”while Nylon raves, “I challenge you to find a debut album as explosive and technicolored as ‘From The Outside.’ With ’80s-tinged synths and enough sub bass to scratch the little EDM itch we all have, (the album) pulses with cheeky hooks and middle fingers to the status quo. Lead singer Rena Lovelis’ voice is arena-shaking. You’re in for one hell of a ride.” Hey Violet is also nominated for a 2017 Teen Choice Award for Choice Song: Group for “Guys My Age” and will headline Teen Fest 2017 at Teen Choice 2017 LIVE Sunday, Aug. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/live PT tape-delayed) from University of Southern California’s Galen Center on FOX.

In the past year, the L.A.-based five-piece have proven the power of their immaculately crafted alt-pop. Their recent track “Break My Heart,” has racked up almost 10 million combined streams. Idolator says “Break My Heart” is a “monstrous electro-anthem” and declares, the band is “destined to have a massive year,” and Alternative Press calls the track “irresistible.” The song is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single”Guys My Age,” which has more than 46 million combined streams, while the video is approaching over 16 million views. The band recently wrapped up a sold out North American headline tour, graced the March cover of Alternative Press, and performed “Guys My Age” on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers. Hey Violet’s Brand New Moves EP debuted as the #1 album on iTunes in the U.S., and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declared front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.” Hey Violet is Rena Lovelis,her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass).

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Hey Violet release From The Outside

June 16, 2017 – (Hollywood, CA) – Hey Violet release their debut album From The Outside today on Hi or Hey Records/Capitol/Caroline via all digital retailers.  Those who purchase the album at Target will also receive three additional bonus songs and a limited edition vinyl version of the L.P. will be available exclusively at Urban Outfitters. Full track list is below.  The band co-wrote songs on the album which was produced by Julian Bunetta.  Says front woman Rena Lovelis,  “We’ve been building our sound for about two years now and it feels really good to finally be able to share the album!  There is a lot of variety on the record, but these are all songs that we hope you wanna go on long drives and listen to.”

 

In the past year, the L.A.-based five-piece have proven the power of their immaculately crafted alt-pop. The band’s latest single “Break My Heart,” was included on Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist and has racked up over eight million combined streams.  Idolator says “Break My Heart” is a “monstrous electro-anthem” and declares, the band is “destined to have a massive year.” Alternative Press calls the track “irresistible,” while Nylon raves, “Hey Violet knows how to write a good pop hook and ‘Break My Heart’ is a testament to that. This song has spunk.” The song is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single“Guys My Age,” which has more than 41 million combined streams, while the video has over 14 million views. “Guys My Age” was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times, who called it “teen-pop’s revenge: an urgent dark song about sexual rebellion” and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. Hey Violet was also nominated for a 2017 iHeart Radio award for Best Underground Alternative Band and been dubbed an Artist Primed For A Breakout in 2017 by Billboard and a 2017 Artist To Watch by The Guardian, PopCrush, and more.

 

Watch the animated video for new track  “O.D.D.”  which recently premiered on Rookie

 

The band recently wrapped up a sold out North American headline tour, graced the March cover of Alternative Press, and performed “Guys My Age” on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers.  Hey Violet’s Brand New Moves EP debuted as the #1 album on iTunes in the U.S., and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declared front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.” 

 

Hey Violet is Rena Lovelis,her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass). 

 

FROM THE OUTSIDE Track List

  1. Break My Heart
  2. Brand New Moves
  3. Guys My Age
  4. Hoodie
  5. My Consequence
  6. O.D.D.
  7. All We Ever Wanted
  8. Fuqboi
  9. Unholy
  10. Where Have You Been (All My Night)
  11. Like Lovers Do
  12. This Is Me Breaking Up With You

 

TARGET Bonus Tracks

       1.  Cannibals

       2.  These Moments

       3.  When Will I Learn (Demo)

 

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