Hey Violet Unveils Debut EP ‘I Can Feel It’

Hey Violet I Can Feel It
From left to right: drummer Nia Lovelis, rhythm guitarist Miranda Miller, lead guitarist Casey Moreta and bassist Rena Lovelis.

By Joshua Blake

Hey Violet – a band born through transformation – has just released their debut EP I Can Feel It, and it has the potential to take over radio waves and dominate music charts.

Rena Lovelis delivers alluring vocals and smooth bass lines with strong backing from her sister Nia, who drives the beat well on drums. Rhythm guitarist Miranda Miller adds depth with back up vocals and Casey Moreta has powerful leads and solos – somewhere in between Slash and Eddie Van Halen.

Hailing from the great city of Los Angeles – arguably the music capital of the U.S. – Hey Violet has made their mark and aren’t afraid to show the world who they are.

With choruses that’ll be stuck in your head til the end of summer, I Can Feel It is a great first-step for Hey Violet, as it gives listeners a taste of what their debut album may sound like – especially since the material they’ve released as Cherri Bomb is a different sound all together.

After parting ways with former lead guitarist Julia Pierce in January of 2013, the then Cherri Bomb – who formed in 2008 – found Casey Moreta – a placeholder lead guitar player who was eventually indoctrinated two months later at a live show at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip.

Fast-forward to February of this year, Cherri Bomb changes their name to Hey Violet, and the rest is history. Hey Violet is currently on their second-leg of 5 Seconds of Summer’s Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour – starting today in Las Vegas, Nevada and ending on September 13th in West Palm Beach, Florida.

I Can Feel It is available through iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify or you can order it here.

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By Joshua Blake

It would’ve been nice to spend my 4th of July with someone who loved me.

For those of you who have, congratulations, and for those who haven’t, you know what I’m getting at.  I’m so tired of not having anyone here with me, and it’s fucking sad. This has been the means of my consistent lonesomeness my entire life.

On the contrary, I don’t go out to try and meet people – because I’m afraid. I think it’s one of the reasons I don’t have my license – I’d have the option to go out and meet someone. Who’d wanna meet me? “A lot of people!” Is that what you just said? No one gets it, they really don’t.

Sure, there are people far worse off than I am – people who come from fucked up households with no family support – and I’m still sad. I have a lot of support and love from the people in my life, but I’m still lonesome and yearn for another by my side – someone to hold hands with on my journey though life. It sounds incredibly breathtaking – and yet, so foreign to me.

I’ve said before that I’m a constant over-thinker fueled by intense rage and beautiful sadness. Maybe I’ve had too much traumatic, life-altering things happen to me in my life in just 21 years, for me to see that life isn’t gonna get any fucking easier for me.

Things were always harder for me to accomplish anyway. Growing up, I fought against society and its superficial bullshit. I’ve gotten everything I’ve wanted up until this point: I have friends, I can walk without a walker anymore, I’m what I’ve always wanted to be growing up. Now I’m grown up, and I realize that I’ll be fighting against something for the rest of my life: myself.