Hey Violet Come Into Their Own On “Guys My Age”

Hey Violet's "This Is Why"
Hey Violet is the first act to sign with 5SOS' Hi Or Hey Records. Listen to their debut.

For a band fronted by a teenager, Hey Violet has gone through more than its fair share of upheaval. After starting out as a pop/punk outfit called Cherri Bomb, the group underwent a line-up change and a sonic overhaul before signing to 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Hi or Hey Records. But don’t let that put you off. The group has continued to refine their sound and now falls somewhere between The Go-Go’s and early No Doubt on the female-fronted pop/rock spectrum. Which is obviously a very good thing. Recent EP, Brand New Moves, was a step in the right direction, but new single “Guys My Age” is even better.

As ruthless as it is catchy, the track is a musical fuck-you to an ex-boyfriend — complete with cutting lyrics and a killer chorus. “I haven’t seen my ex since we broke up, probably ’cause he didn’t wanna grow up,” frontwoman Rena Lovelis seethes. “Now I’m out and wearing something low-cut, ’bout to get attention from a grown up.” Take that! The track has already been warmly embraced by pop radio (top 50 and climbing) and is sure to get a boost from the dark and dreamy video, which was filmed at California’s Madonna Inn and Pink Motel. Watch up top.

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