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We step into the sensory world of Californian musician Fox Violet

HI THERE THANKS FOR ANSWERING SOME QUESTIONS FOR US. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF. Hi! I’m Thea, I am in a Californian project called Fox Violet. I try to create songs that partner sensory memory to the dream world. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE? My new single, “I’ll take your pain,” explores the kind of impulse we have to suffer the pain of another in a relationship, at the expense of yourself. I wanted to explore how it physically feels to have a relationship break down, what this does to the body and the breath. WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE? I am trying to explore the metaphor of love through the subconscious experience. I want to highlight the deep down emotions that rule our sense of nostalgia through these songs. CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS? Ambient rock with an element of angst. WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY? Portishead, Dummy had a really big impact on me, the tones they used it just kind of changed my perception of electronica music (then called trip-hop). I can’t listen to it every day as it’s too melancholic but her voice and fragility really opened me up to new ways of talking about things in your life, using the abstract as a vantage point for feeling. DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER ARTIST? I actually love making videos, and music videos are a passion. I have a particular style that is super artsy and I love layering visuals so they look like a dream. I really like the video I created for this latest song, “I’ll take your pain.’ WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT MAKING MUSIC? Trying to make some other form of art, I’ve started writing a script and I love films and film making, as well as photography. DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT? I’ve always struggled with stage fright, and with a feeling of not being good enough both live and in my songwriting, for a long time, but physically I don’t wear shoes when performing as it just helps to ground me. I think I will always struggle with this feeling, but I try to not overwhelm myself. When I’m writing I try to put it to one side to let it breathe for a long time before I come back to it so I can see it with a new perspective. HOW DID YOU FORM THE PROJECT? This project came about after a lot of exploration. I wanted to incorporate a sense of dreamy tones and feeling to give listeners that experience that their soul is hopefully in some kind of peaceful state, juxtaposed with an angsty vocal..that isn’t afraid to be direct. HOW DO YOU WRITE? I write a lot in isolation. I don’t try to have a huge agenda for the songs I try to let them flow and take on their own shapes. WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Great people doing great selfless things inspire me. I am moved by compassion, kindness and people fighting to make the world a better place. I appreciate gentleness and think it's a big strength not a weakness. WHAT IS NEXT? I’m really starting to re -examine my process and incorporate a whole arena of new sounds into the soundscapes I want to put out, so I am in the experimentation stage. I have two new singles about to be released in the coming months but I’m also just doing a deep dive into form and crafting a new perception for the new songs I make. I want to take a bigger glance at nostalgia and create a whole EP that fuses these elements together.. PLEASE TELL US ANY SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS SO WE CAN SHARE.

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