Alt-pop band Hey Violet, whose new single “Break My Heart” is out now, will play 3 hotly anticipated UK dates in May, in London, Glasgow and Manchester.
Calling the new track a “twisted love song,” lead singer Rena Lovelis says that “Break My Heart” was inspired by over-romanticizing the painful part of a break-up. “It’s about how, in a relationship, you go through these phases — the first date, the first kiss, the honeymoon — and then after you’ve experienced all the amazing parts of that love, you want to go to the dark side. You want this person to break your heart so you can feel what it’s like to long for them and to feel so desperate that you’ll do anything to get them back. So it’s kind of masochistic!”
“Break My Heart” is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single “Guys My Age,” which has racked up more than 20 million combined streams, hit No. 18 on the Top 40 radio chart and No. 19 on the U.S. Shazam chart, while the video is approaching 10 million views. “Guys My Age” was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times, who called it “teen-pop’s revenge: an urgent dark song about sexual rebellion” and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. Hey Violet was dubbed an Artist Primed For A Breakout in 2017 by Billboard, and a 2017 Artist To Watch by the Guardian, PopCrush and more. The band is currently featured on the March cover of Alternative Press.
Hey Violet will perform “Guys My Age” on Late Night With Seth Meyers on March 21st. They are currently at work on their debut album out later this year via Caroline. In the meantime, the band which is Rena, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) are on the road this month for their sold out headline cross country North American tour. All remaining tour dates are below.
Hey Violet’s current EP Brand New Moves, debuted as the #1 artist album on iTunes in the U.S., and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declares front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.”
8th May – London, Garage
9th May – Glasgow, ABC2
10th May – Manchester, Sound Control