Even without the subject matter, "Speakeasy" just feels heavy. It's equal parts singer/songwriter fare (it reminds me of quieter 90's Lilith Fair artists without being folk at all) and louder 90's indie rock without being noisy. It fluctuates between the quieter, introspective parts and these gorgeously uplifting, louder parts. I don't typically use uplifting as a compliment, but the Violet Kind pull it off.
You can watch the video for "Speakeasy" below. OXTR, the debut EP from The Violet Kind, will be out March 16 via Kindness Records. For more on The Violet Kind, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.