Weekend Recall: Violet Days

by Charmaine Griffin

Swedish singer-songwriter Violet Days is the answer to your playlist dreams. The SXSW performer’s sound takes you through a trance of electronic pop and top 40. An upcoming sensation, she’s creating music produced by Kris Eriksson, acclaimed for co-writing The Chainsmokers famous hit song “Paris.” The songstress named Lina Hansson delivers dreamscape vocals paired romantically with lyrics that are relatable and fresh. If the last four years of summer never ended, it would sound like Violet Days. Her new EP Made In My Head is dreamy soundscape through relationship breakups to makeup, with songs like her latest release “Leave But Don’t Go” that reminds us about the emotionally uncertainty of love. We had a chance to check out Hansson’s show prep, which is as unconventional as her sound — from chilling in the morning on a friend’s porch in Santa Monica to huddling with her band post-show.


PRE-SHOW

 I rather take the Bird then the car.

I rather take the Bird then the car.

 Favorite way to start a morning in LA, on a porch at my friends house in Santa Monica :).

Favorite way to start a morning in LA, on a porch at my friends house in Santa Monica :).

 Spicy juice, a MUST before a show.

Spicy juice, a MUST before a show.

 10 mins before stage.

10 mins before stage.

 5 mins, our pre-show ritual warm-up - 99 problems.

5 mins, our pre-show ritual warm-up - 99 problems.

 2 mins - Pre show team huddle.

2 mins - Pre show team huddle.


THE SHOW

 We go loooow.

We go loooow.

 Letting it go.

Letting it go.


POST-SHOW

 Happy band after a fun show.

Happy band after a fun show.

 Repping “Cocaine Kisses” in the greenroom.

Repping “Cocaine Kisses” in the greenroom.

 In the zone.

In the zone.

 Focused.

Focused.



Photography by Taylor Brielle and Kris Eriksson