RELEASE A BRAND NEW EP:
‘LOVE, HATE & FORGIVENESS’
– OUT TODAY, VIA ME & MY RECORDS
The EP directly follows their 2022 debut album and features two acoustic reworkings of ‘Late Night Calls’ classics, plus two brand new offerings including the new single “Favourite Jeans” and “Love, Hate and Forgiveness”.
While described by Blue Violet as “a continuation of themes, both sonically and lyrically, that we explored on our debut album”, the songs of the ‘Love, Hate & Forgiveness’ EP were recorded during lockdown and mark a distinctly different writing chapter for the duo.
“For all of the chaos and hardships that Covid brought to the world it also provided ample time for people to be creative” reflects singer Sarah Gotley of the ‘Love, Hate & Forgiveness’ EP. “So although we only released our debut album in April this year we wanted to bring out some of the music that we’d been working on in that time”.
Using the time as an opportunity to step away from the humdrum of the everyday and into the imaginative, character-driven worlds Blue Violet so capably envision, ‘Love, Hate & Forgiveness’ EP finds them expanding their universe.
Earlier single “Favourite Jeans” is a strung-out alternative/acoustic ballad and one that broadly picks up the narrative of previous single “Rabbit Hole” (an acoustic version of which is also featured on this new EP), while also writing-in a redemptive coda for its protagonist. “It’s about having the courage to pick yourself up after a hard time and the little things you do to find happiness again” Sarah says.
Elsewhere new song and title-track “Love, Hate & Forgiveness” captures the obsession and desperation of a bitter break-up, with Sarah gracefully vocalising the “internal turmoil that presents itself when it all goes a bit wrong”.
With echoes of the brittle acoustica of Beth Orton to the melancholia of Mazzy Star, the new material was produced by the esteemed Patrick James Pearson (who also played keys on the band’s debut album). The EP also features stripped-back, acoustic versions of “Rabbit Hole” and “Halo”, both of which were recorded live with Blue Violet’s full live band over the summer.
Four pared-back and poignant tracks that let Blue Violet’s songwriting partnership shine, the ‘Love, Hate & Forgiveness’ EP is released on 21st October 2022, via Me & My Records.
BLUE VIOLET – ‘LOVE, HATE, & FORGIVENESS’
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.