Hey Violet’s 2017 debut album From the Outside featured the singles “Guys My Age,” “Break My Heart,” and “Hoodie,” amassing over 500 million streams. The album racked up critical praise, including accolades from The New York Times, which called it “one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums.”Stereogum noted that it “has plenty of attitude thanks Lovelis’ vocal and lyrical presence,” and NYLON declared, “I challenge you to find a debut album as explosive and technicolored as Hey Violet’s ‘From The Outside…(the album) pulses with cheeky hooks and middle fingers to the status quo. Lead singer Rena Lovelis’ voice is arena-shaking. You’re in for one hell of a ride.” Over the past few years, Hey Violet, which is Rena Lovelis, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), and Casey Moreta (lead guitar) have steadily built an engaged fanbase with their powerful, immaculately crafted alt-pop songs. “Guys My Age” was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times, who called it “teen-pop’s revenge: an urgent dark song about sexual rebellion” and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. In 2017, Hey Violet was also nominated for an iHeart Radio award for Best Underground Alternative Band, dubbed an “Artist Primed For A Breakout” by Billboard, and named “Artist To Watch” by The Guardian, PopCrush, and more. The band has racked over half a billion streams worldwide, sold out their North American headline tour and performed on bothThe Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers. Hey Violet recently hit the road on a headline US tour performing brand new music for fans, including recent tracks, “Better By Myself” and “Close My Eyes.” The songs are the first new music from the band in over two years and the start of even more new music to follow this summer.
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