You might know Welsh electro-pop artist Violet Skies from her appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury, or perhaps her mighty late-2013 single ‘How The Mighty.’ Across the past year she’s been working on new material and what she’s emerged with is something a bit more restrained and much like many of her female contemporaries. Still, that doesn’t mean that her latest track ‘Jealousy’ is something forgettable – instead, the warped vocals and sparse electronics are skittering and intriguing, becoming a musical metaphor for the song’s subject matter.
Violet herself explained the feelings that inspired the track: “I’d never really experienced jealousy of this kind. It was a horrible, consuming feeling that was essentially my own insecurity manifested. I wrote this, dealt with my issues and it was a totally cathartic experience, getting it all out and not being ashamed of how I felt.” Despite it being a cathartic experience, the song itself is a little bit more muted than her usual output, but this quieter direction is still captivating, with the personal edge giving it even more power.
Listen to ‘Jealousy’ below.