Blue Violet Releases New Song “Rabbit Hole”
- Anglo-Scottish alt-pop duo Blue Violet, consisting of Sam Gotley and Sarah Gotley, will release their upcoming debut album “Late Night Calls” on April 29, 2022.
From the album, the duo unveiled a new song “Rabbit Hole” on Mach 18, following “Poster Girl” released back in January.
It was written by Sam Gotley and Sarah Gotley. Produced by Rob Ellis.
The accompanying music video was directed by Jarred Figgins.
Sam Gotley said of the song, “This was one of those songs that exploded onto the page (I had to write and record voice notes frantically to get it all down without forgetting something), but it took a lot of fine-tuning to finish. This was an emotional song to record. Musically speaking, we kept things very bare and wanted to shy away as much as possible from electronic instruments and excess overdubs, so the end result is something quite natural using a lot of acoustic instruments, which the live room at Middle Farm Studios captured beautifully.”
Sarah Gotley continued, “To me this song is about protection. Whether that's protection of self or protection of others. It has always felt like a very delicate subject to approach, being that so many people can relate to it on some level. So, approaching it with honesty, personal experience and sensitivity was the only way that felt right. Addiction from the viewpoint of someone who is on the outside looking in is such a fragile topic. Trying to address these emotions without feeling contrived, or playing on the pain of others for personal gain is difficult.”
- The debut album comprises 10-track, produced by Rob Ellis. The duo recorded it at Devon's Middle Farm Studios in November 2019.
The duo said, “There was something very immersive and liberating about the session once down at Middle Farm. We literally slept in the studio – on top of the drum booth – ate every meal together and had the weekends to work on parts, or go and see nearby parts of Devon. Being on location like that and never having to leave the studio created a kind of intensity that leant itself really well to what we were trying to achieve. We hadn't worked with any of the people we were working with before, and the collaborative process was very respectful. The music never really stopped, and everyone brought really cool ideas to the table.”
They continued, “All in all, the thing we enjoyed most while recording the album was the opportunity to be experimental with sound on top of the structures we had already put in place during the writing and pre-prod processes. We got very lucky to find a like-minded team of people to work with and a beautiful location to match. Coming off the back of a good couple of years in our previous band Broken Bones Matilda, we had no idea that our goals and choice of music we wanted to make would change, but it feels like this album is the start of something long and fruitful and that we've found out who we are and what we want to say.”
- source : Apple Music