Introducing Queensland singer songwriter Violet Daze and her first ever single, ‘Across The Bay’.
Released recently, the hopeful, guitar-based track comes alongside a sunny music video in which you might recognise some familiar landmarks.
But who is Violet Daze? What was her first ever album? (A classic, to be sure). And where will her journey take her next?
We have the questions, she has the answers in our latest Get To Know feature.
01. Name : Violet Daze.
02. Where are you based? Sunshine Coast, QLD.
03. How did you get your start in music? I initially starting playing music in high school. After I finished, I went through severe burn-out from a job that I was in and it made me realise that what I was passionate about was music and that is what I wanted to pursue.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Ethereal, airy, introspective, prolific, emotional.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. My sound is dream pop, it combines elements from pop and rock. I like combining raw and synthetic sounds, acoustic and electronic drums, acoustic and electronic bass. My producer and I like experimenting with vocals and creating synth sounds and layers with vocals.
My sound was initially more electro pop and synth driven and now it is developing more of an indie rock sound and being guitar driven, which is the first instrument that I learned to play so it is definitely where my heart lies.
06. What’s your earliest musical memory? My earliest musical memory is my mum singing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to my little brother and I in the lounge room of our new house when I was about five years old.
07. Who have been your musical influences? Mumford & Sons, Maggie Rogers, Jack Garratt, Oh Wonder, OneRepublic.
08. What are your favourite songs of all time? Queen – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Mumford & Sons – ‘Little Lion Man’, OneRepublic – ‘Secrets’, Jack Garratt – ‘Time’, Elton John – ‘Bennie And The Jetts’, Dexys Midnight Runners – ‘Come On Eileen’.
09. Where’s your favourite place to listen to music? Definitely in the car.
10. Who are your go-to artists when you’re feeling:
Happy? Leon Bridges, Harry Styles, The Rubens, Nothing But Thieves, Jack Garratt.
Sad? NF, Lewis Capaldi.
Introspective? Mumford & Sons, Novo Amor.
11. What was the first album you ever bought? Nikki Webster – ‘Strawberry Kisses’.
12. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I have ADHD and was diagnosed at three years old.
13. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? Youth work.
14. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? That talent will only get you so far, that it is about strategy.
15. What’s been the highlight of your musical journey so far? I think the highlight for me has been getting to work with the people that have become a part of my team, being surrounded by people that make me better at what I do and teach me and challenge me in the best way, being able to play music with some of my best mates.
16. What’s been the strangest experience you’ve had in the business? It has most definitely been the pandemic and having the music industry somewhat shut down and not being able to perform and play gigs. That has been strange and challenging.
17. If you could trade places with any artist in the world right now, who would it be? Lorde or Taylor Swift; anyone that gets to work with Jack Antonoff.
18. Tell us about your debut release. ‘Across The Bay’ was inspired by a painful experience. It explores revisiting all the places that you used to go with someone and wondering if they are doing the same and whether the break-up is as significant or transformative as yours.
Although this track was inspired by a break-up, the overall sound is fun. It is the kind of song you want to listen to on a roadtrip with the windows down and the sun blaring and you’re making lifelong memories. It is a ‘feel good’ vibe.
Being guitar driven, this song has an energy and movement that is often heard in alternative/indie rock tracks. It isn’t the kind of song you can listen to and not want to move.
19. What do your future plans involve? Writing and producing for other artists as well as my own project. I am currently studying sound engineering. My future plans involve collaboration and working in studios. My future goals would be to work with producers that I admire and learn from them. To tour and perform with my band. There is nothing like playing a live show.
20. Where can our audience catch you live? More news on this front soon. Stay tuned!
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/violetdazeaus/
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/violetdazeaus
TWITTER : https://twitter.com/violetdazeaus
SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/user-423122634
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_m_PaGDOaOx1_Q-Oo2u5vQ