Alt-pop band Hey Violet release new single “Break My Heart” on all digital service providers today via Universal Music Canada. Calling the track a “twisted love song,” lead singer Rena Lovelis says that “Break My Heart” was inspired by over-romanticizing the painful part of a break-up. “It’s about how, in a relationship, you go through these phases — the first date, the first kiss, the honeymoon — and then after you’ve experienced all the amazing parts of that love, you want to go to the dark side. You want this person to break your heart so you can feel what it’s like to long for them and to feel so desperate that you’ll do anything to get them back. So it’s kind of masochistic!” Listen to “Break My Heart” HERE.
Currently at work on their debut album due out later this year, the band which is Rena, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) are on the road now for their sold out headline cross country North American tour. The remaining Canadian date is March 19 at the Mod Club in Toronto, ON. The band will also perform “Guys My Age” on Late Night with Seth Meyers on March 21.
Hey Violet’s current EP Brand New Moves, debuted as the #1 artist 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 declares 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.”