Talking Violet has impressed us over and over again with their ability to seamlessly blend dream-pop, shoegaze and alternative rock into a decadent sonic experience. “Slowdance” is their latest single and video and showcases the 90s vibe we’ve come to love about the band, this time accompanying it with a clever video. The lyrics are personal without feeling angsty or forced, and the band performs in a laid back way that feels supremely confident. Fans of Mazzy Star, Slowdive, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tigers Jaw and Citizen are going to find something to love here.
“Slowdance is the ongoing effort of trying to be a comfort for someone else, and the eagerness to see them with peace of mind. It’s having your heart broken for someone else’s.” says vocalist Jill Goyeau.
“When I understand and witness with my own eyes the emotional turmoil of someone I love, I often take on an internal need to do whatever I can in my power to lift them (something I know a huge majority of people do.) It’s a consuming wish that is desperate and urgent and feels like bare hands fishing through water trying to find anything in reach. Although no one expects this of anyone, it’s hard to turn that mission off. All you are yearning for is contentedness for your loved one, and to see them feel relief.”
“Slowdance” will appear on the bands debut album Tell Your Friends You Love Them, out October 1st, 2021. Pre-Order vinyl and merch at https://www.talkingviolet.com/store