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Hey Violet Announces Final Album, Drops New Song, “Hazy”

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Today marks the beginning of the end for Hey Violet. The pop-rock band announced that they’re set to release their final record AFTERTASTE on September 27 via Hopeless Records. The LA-based trio shared their first single from the record, “Hazy.”

Vocalist Rena Lovelis shares, “‘Hazy’ is about the feeling of being stuck in what everyone that likes your music seems to know you for, and grappling with the expectations of what we were once told we should be. It was a long process trying to figure out who we really were as a band and as individuals.”

She continues, “That’s obviously an ongoing exploration, but there was a turning point once we were on our own, without a label, without management. I definitely had to re-evaluate who I was without a team, without anyone’s outside opinion… who and what do I want to be?” Check out the introspective, raw track below, rife with soaring vocals and gripping guitar chords.


1. Die of Laughter
2. Uncomplicated
3. Dead to me
4. Best Imposter
5. Voices in My Head
6. don’t know myself (demo)
7. i should call my friends
8. Aftertaste
9. trainwreck
10. Hazy
11. Voices in My Head (Stripped)

Of their departure, the band says, “It’s been a blessing to have been able to exist in this home we all created together for the last nine years. It’s with sadness, love and hope that we’ve come together to tell you that we, as a band, have come to the deeply difficult decision to go on a permanent hiatus following the release of our second and final album, AFTERTASTE.”

Additionally, they share, “It’s been a long, challenging and beautiful nine years and we three feel It’s time to allow ourselves to focus our energy on other projects in each of our lives. We love and appreciate each and every one of you who have made these years so full and special. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the time you let us be your life’s soundtrack. We thank you for the smiles and the tears and the ways you’ve allowed and continued to allow our songs to be a safe haven for your personal tribulations – and for being our safe haven, too.”

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Finally, Hey Violet notes, “From the misunderstandings and recklessness of our youth to a wild and untamed coming of age to a deep reckoning of trauma and healing to surprising ourselves by learning to enjoy our own company and all of the emotions and experiences in between. It’s taken a long time to come to this conclusion. That being said, we are very excited for the next chapter of our lives and to let this project be laid to rest. We leave you with lots of love and a body of work that we hope will carry you onto whatever is next for you in your journey. Thank you for being a part of Hey Violet’s for almost a decade.”

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