Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Violet Kind - "Speakeasy"

The upcoming debut EP from Scotland's The Violet Kind is a concept album that's tough to write about seriously enough. According to the press release, the release " a concept EP, which acts as a poignant reminder of the reality of rape culture and a means of catharsis for the survivor of sexual violence." They've released the first single, "Speakeasy."

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.

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