Following the seven-track EP, Made in My Head, that was released last year, Sweden’s Lina Hansson also known by her stage name, Violet Days has debuted a brand new single, Afterparty. Veracious had the honor to chat with her as we spoke more in-depth about this track and you can read it below!
For the past few weeks, she has been touring around North America opening for The Midnight and is currently wrapping up her tour. You can find all of her future announcements like tour dates, music, videos, and more at this link here.
You can find our live gallery of Violet Days on tour here, and stay tuned for a feature with her in our upcoming magazine issue!
Interview by Mya Hamilton
You have a new single—Afterparty—that’s due for release tomorrow! What can you tell us about it?
It’s kind of a sad song about a discussion with myself trying to figure out the feeling of loneliness.
Can you walk us through your writing process on this track? How do you usually start a song? Do you come up with the title track first or the chorus?
I actually had the “whistle and intro part” recorded in my phone since about 8 months back, I knew that I wanted to do something special with it, so I had saved it for the right day. We were in LA and had a session with two great songwriters, John Silos, and Charlie Snyder, I sang the melody for them, and we all vibed on it and suddenly “Afterparty” was born.
Can we expect an EP or an album from you shortly?
Yes, definitely. We have a lot of material that I can’t wait to share.
What do you want your fans to gain from your music?
A safe space maybe. I want them to relate to the songs and feel like they´re not the only ones having some weird feelings sometimes.
I try to be as unfiltered as I can in my writing, I want to share truths and not cover up the flaws.
Where do you get your musical inspiration from? Life at home when you’re off tour or on the road?
Everything! I love watching movies while I write because it gives me a lot of inspiration so watch something visually pleasing while writing lyrics, for example.
I like to have long conversations with friends, as well. We learn so much from each other, and I have some inspiring people around me.