The Violet Nines are nothing short of one of pop music’s most creative and exciting rising stars today. With their groove-based melodies, multi-fronted approach and consistently amazing music, it’s no wonder their new single ‘Let Me Hold On’ has garnered so much attention in such a short space of time.
Recent years has seen a massive rise in bass driven music; in many ways it’s overtaken the guitar. In the same vein as Dua Lipa, Tame Impala and Foster the People, The Violet Nines craft effortlessly catchy songs with emotive clarity and a distinct sound that simultaneously pays respects to 80’s pop and R&B’s rediscovered spotlight.
‘Let Me Hold On’ is no exception. Hayley Lewis’s addictive vocals are positioned alongside Delon Smith’s gorgeous bass and Jon Lindquist’s funk drumming. An effortlessly addictive track that was also produced by the band, it’s complimented by a brilliant music video.
Featuring the band on a boat rocking out to their song, here’s what the band themselves had to say about the experience:
“What started as a mere band retreat in the dog days of summer initiated the idea, which evolved into a triumphant sax solo alas The Titanic and a mid-song guitar break; giving Nick enough time to step off the back and wake surf – while playing guitar.”
The Violet Nine’s are sonically fresh, groovy and house immense character within their music. If that’s not enough to sell you on their unique sound, maybe their awesome music video will:
Find it here: https://youtu.be/MccGiGiW9G4
Reviewed by Ciarán Coleman
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