SINGLE TAKEN FROM DEBUT ALBUM, BAD IDEAS, OUT NOW
(Los Angeles, CA – June 29, 2020) Today, artist and songwriter Tessa Violet has released new single “Bored” featuring indie-pop band MisterWives. The song is available everywhere now here. Watch the quarantine-inspired official video here, which features snippets of fans coping in isolation.
Detailing the inspiration behind the dual-frontwoman powerhouse collaboration, which comes from Tessa’s debut album Bad Ideas and is currently seeing adds at alt-radio, Tessa notes, “Working on this collab with MisterWives got me thinking about why it’s so inspiring to me to see someone like Mandy killing it in the alternative space. I think as women in rock sometimes it feels like we’re ‘alt-alt’ — just a little but outside of what’s typically thought of as alternative. Having Mandy (and the amazing horn section of MisterWives) join me on this track feels like a celebration of that feeling of being a little bit different! I hope when my young fans hear us together, it lights something up in them. Sometimes all it takes is seeing someone who looks like you doing a thing to inspire you.”
MisterWives’ Mandy Lee adds: “I’ve been hooked on Tessa Violet since my friend introduced me to her music and getting the chance to have her tour with us last December (remember touring?!?!) was an absolute dream. I always try to bring out women on the road since it is a complete boys club and help grow what I like to call ‘Sistourhood,’ so getting to see her completely tear up the stage so effortlessly with her spunky personality and hair as vibrant as her sound sucked me in the whole set. So much so that I was then scrambling to get ready for my own set because that allotted time is usually for warmups and getting ready! Needless to say when Tessa asked me to sing on ‘Bored’ (the quarantine anthem she didn’t realize she wrote before the world got flipped upside down) I immediately was in. Getting to be on this song with her was as fun as when Tessa and I went to Disney together (remember amusement parks?!?)”
The new song comes on the heels of last week’s release of Tessa’s collaboration with Vancouver-based 3-piece daysormay, featuring on their new single “Role Model.” The song is the first single off the band’s upcoming EP slated for a release later this year via T∆G Music, whereTessa Violet is signed as well. Watch the “Role Model” official video here and check out Tessa and the band’s exclusive with Ladygunn.
An independent artist blazing a path of her own, Tessa Violet’s meteoric rise culminated with the fall 2019 release of her debut album, Bad Ideas, rounding out a breakout year for the rising artist. The sole songwriter on all but one of the album’s tracks, the project received Spotify’s Times Square billboard and has seen widespread success with hit single “Crush” amassing 130MM+ aggregate streams alone and earning a Genius ‘Verified.’ The album saw further support from the likes of Billboard, MTV News, and The FADER.
On the live side, Tessa spent much of last year cutting her teeth on the road and establishing herself as a captivating, fearless frontwoman. Catapulting her otherwise spunky, eclectic recordings to an intoxicating new level of raw, unabashed rock, 2019 saw Tessa and her shredding live band sell out headline tours in the U.S. and Europe, join AJR, COIN, and Misterwives on direct support tours, and play her festival debut at Lollapalooza.
About Tessa Violet
Growing up an only child in a small town, Tessa always had a deep desire to create authentic connections with people. YouTube was the first platform which allowed her to foster those connections; as she grew up, and the platform evolved, it became a place for many budding musicians to flock. As the world moves ever more digital (especially amidst the global pandemic), Tessa continues to spearhead the building of online artist communities and often collaborates with other artists through live streams, as she is doing now on her current virtual tour.
Raised in Oregon, Tessa eventually moved to Nashville where she began to focus on songwriting, sparking her shift towards a career in music. Now based in Los Angeles, Tessa has remained independent and continues to write her own songs.
Heralded by singles “Rock Bottom” and “SUPERBLOOM,” MisterWives’ new album SUPERBLOOM is set for release on July 24th. A 19-track epic and intensely personal reflection on growth in unexpected places, the record marks a moment of major transformation for frontwoman Mandy Lee and her bandmates: Etienne Bowler (drums), William Hehir (bass), Marc Campbell (guitar), Jesse Blum (keys, trumpet, accordion), and Mike Murphy (saxophone). The New York City-bred band’s third full-length and first album for Fueled by Ramen, SUPERBLOOM finds MisterWives greatly expanding their already-adventurous sound, introducing new textures and colors to their magnetic form of indie-pop.