Violet days is Swedish duo Lina and Kris; part of a burgeoning scene of young, talented Swedish artists crafting addictive, bass-heavy, alternative pop. As ethereal as it is unapologetically huge, this is the first release of the year from an act that seems to have emerged onto the scene ready: creating sophisticated yet hooky melodies that can’t help but captivate – together with lyrics that scream the muddied apathy of separation.
It really is an immediate hitter; no small wonder when you realise that Kris produced one of the biggest hits of the past few years in Chainsmokers’ “Paris”. Still precociously young, this is the first taste of the year from a young duo that threaten to inflict equal damage onto the charts and the late-night playlists in massive abundance.
There’s a vulnerability here that’s balanced with the huge basslines that remind of the finest electronica-based pop coming out of the blogosphere right now. If this is the first teaser of what’s to come, be prepared to hear a lot more from these young stars in the making.