Hey Violet Debut New Track "Queen of the Night"
Fresh off a headline mini tour of the U.S., Hey Violet release their new track, “Queen Of The Night” today at all digital partners. Listen HERE and check out the visualizer HERE. The official video will follow in the coming weeks. “Queen Of The Night” is the third of four new tracks the band is set to release throughout the summer.
The first, “Better By Myself,” was released in April, Idolator called the song, “as catchy as it is relatable,” Last month the band released the second track, “Close My Eyes” along with an official video that can be viewed HERE. Watch a performance of the song live from the famed Capitol Studios HERE.
“’Queen Of The Night’ is about the desire to be with someone just for the adrenaline rush. It’s something I’ve learned to balance in relationships but sometimes you just have to decide to go for it, says front woman Rena Lovelis. “This song is a bit slower than the previous two tracks but when we played it live for the first time on tour our fans immediately latched on to it. It was really special to see the looks on their faces taking it all in.”
Hey Violet’s 2017 debut album From the Outside featured the singles “Guys My Age,” which has amassed over 270 million global streams, “Break My Heart,” and “Hoodie,” which has surpassed 300 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 to 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 both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers.