Los Angeles native Cassandra Violet leads a folkpop band infused with infectious hooks, drums, loops and layered vocals. The singer-songwriter has garnered attention after touring on the West Coast and catching the ears of excited listeners at local venues like the Echo, the Bootleg, the Hotel Café, plus generating a buzz with LA publications like LA Weekly, Buzzbands LA and more. Cassandra writes songs that dwell in the subjects of empowerment, solitude, love and disappointment, as sang from a modern woman’s perspective .
All of this can be heard on Cassandra Violet’s new EP Body & Mind. The album comes out on January 29th, and today Glide Magazine presents an exclusive premiere of the release.
Speaking on the process of writing and recording the album, Cassandra violet candidly says, “I wrote Body & Mind alone in my apartment with a guitar, a loop pedal, and a tambourine. When I wrote it, I was truly alone for the first time in my life, and it made me feel very powerful and very lonely at the same time. These five songs are about discovering my voice as a woman in the world, and realizing how loud my voice can actually be. I wanted listeners to experience the power and magic of solitude – how it can make you feel really big and really small at the same time. This contrast is also reflected sonically: there are folk songs and full pop arrangements, there are big drums and songs where just my own voice makes a huge wall of sound. It’s a really eclectic collection.”
Cassandra Violet’s Body & Mind EP comes out this Friday, January 29. She plays an album release show at The Lost Room in L.A. on February 13. For more info check out cassandraviolet.com.