‘BAD IDEAS: THE EXPERIENCE’ LIVESTREAM EVENT SET FOR MAY 12 & 13
(Los Angeles, CA – April 19, 2021) Today, artist and songwriter Tessa Violet has debuted the official video for new single, “Games,” featuring L.A. indie rock outfit lovelytheband. The video is a playful homage to the Twilight saga and its famed baseball scene, featuring a cameo from Twilight’s own Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen).
>> Watch the video now here! <<
A standout from her debut album Bad Ideas, “Games” is a radiant showcase of Tessa’s signature songwriting prowess, juxtaposing sweeping melodies against a slow-growing, bombastic arrangement, now elevated by lovelytheband’s slick vocal. On the song, Tessa describes, “Being cheated on is crazy making. You’re suspicious but then your suspicion is dismissed and you start to question your own sense of reality. Games for me is about the tension of suspecting something is up but being paralyzed because it doesn’t feel good to call someone a liar.”
About the collaboration, Tessa adds: “Soooooo excited about having lovelytheband on Games!!! Honestly I feel like Mitchy’s voice on this song really pushes it over the edge!”
To celebrate the “Games” release, Tessa has debuted a brand new merch line – check it out here!
Tessa has also announced an upcoming exclusive livestream event – ‘Bad Ideas: The Experience’ – which will take place May 12 & 13 as a final celebration of Bad Ideas. The event will be shown three times in various time zones; see flyer below for details. Tickets are available now via Moment House here.
Her first new release of 2021, “Games” marks the culmination of a run of reworked singles Tessa has dropped over the last year. Having had to postpone her 2020 tour due to the pandemic, Tessa forged an alternate path to promote her album: collaborating with artist friends, repackaging fan-favorite singles, and completing the world that is Bad Ideas. In addition to “Games,” Tessa debuted a rework of “Bored” with MisterWives, whichEUPHORIA.called “the epitome of a quarantine anthem,” as well as a new take on “Words Ain’t Enough” with Chloe Moriondo, which saw love from Complex.
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.
Hailing from Los Angeles, lovelytheband consists of vocalist Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald, and drummer Sam Price. The band is most known for their single “Broken,” which spent 9 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Alternative charts and has seen 200million+ Spotify plays.
The band has gone on to notch two more Top 10’s on the Billboard Alternative charts, they’ve won an iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Artist, and have been nominated for multiple Billboard Music Awards. The band released their latest album conversations with myself about you August 2020.
About Peter Facinelli
On the project front, up next is a new ABC pilot “Queens,” a new hip-hop dramedy, opposite singer Eve. He also stars in THE RAVINE (opposite Eric Dane and Teri Polo) which released theatrically on April 2nd. His feature film THE VANISHED (his second directorial feature which he wrote and co-starred in) is streaming now on Netflix, and just hit #2 for the top 10 movies in America right now. Peter additionally stars in 13 Minutes (opposite Trace Adkins and Thora Birch) due out later this year as well.