Y.O.U

Album: single release only (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Violet is a British rock act fronted by Pixie Geldof, the daughter of Boomtown Rats singer and Live Aid founder, Bob Geldof. This is their debut single, which was posted on Luv Luv Luv Records Soundcloud on March 21, 2012. The label released it as a double A-side with "I Come Undone" on May 7, 2012.
  • The band take their name from Hole's "Violet," which was the opening track on the Courtney Love-fronted band's 1994 album, Live Through This. The song was reputedly written by Love about Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, with whom she had had a relationship with prior to her one with Kurt Cobain. Pixie told This is Fake DIY: "Hole was a huge influence on me growing up in a lot of ways – their music, their look – and 'Violet' is one of my favorite songs."

    She added: "The music is angry and dark and aggressive but it's still a love song; there's still a soft sentiment to it, the lyrics are fragile. I like that juxtaposition in music but I've kind of reversed it in my work. I wanted the music to be soft but the lyrics to be darker and heavier."

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