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Connecticut based Hannah Green, aka Violet Dusk, recently released her debut EP Futurebound. Previously, she was the lead singer of the band One Foot in the Grave.

Where are you from originally?

I was born at Rockville, though I’ve moved around a lot and even lived in North Carolina at one point before moving back to Connecticut.

How did you get into music? 

I always listened to music as an escape. Often, when I felt left out or isolated from my peers, I would turn to music as a source of emotional expression. It was like an old friend who understood and validated everything I felt. I always sang too. From the age of five, I would create random melodies or lyrics that made me feel like I was part of a story. Creative expression became of utmost importance to me as I got older, and I only got more involved as a way to express my feelings.

Can you tell me a bit more about yourself? 

I aspire to create vulnerability through my music, a space that thrives without being flashy, and to show the beauty in imperfection. I started studying music at Manchester Community College but now am at Full Sail University studying music production to be more self-reliant to produce my music. I’ve always loved that music has a way of bringing people together. I sing, play piano, and ukulele.

How do you describe your sound? 

I would describe my sound as ethereal lo-fi pop. It’s the type of music that makes you feel something, notably defined by large harmony stacks and reverbed vocals accompanied by simple instrumentation. I want to take the energy of rock and bring it to pop in a palatable way. 

Who are some of your major influences?

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas inspire me a lot. I love the production and her vocals. I also love Lana Del Rey; her cinematic approach has had a big effect on the way I make my solo music. There are many others; I try to keep an eclectic mix of what feels right at the time.

What have been some career highlights for you? 

Making this EP Futurebound has been a big milestone for me, along with getting enrolled at Full Sail University. I think I grew a lot during this production of this EP and learned a lot about what makes sense for me in songwriting.

How are you dealing with the pandemic? 

I think the pandemic has caused me to look inward and bring the darkest parts of myself that I thought didn’t exist into song. Although, there was a lot of pain caused by this pandemic, for me it has drawn attention to my creativity. I’ve had more time to create and sit with my thoughts. I hope for others there can be a light at the end of the tunnel through this pandemic

Can you tell me about new projects you’re working on? 

Well, my solo project, under my artist name Violet Dusk, is the current one to which I have been dedicating most of my time.

What are your plans for the future? 

I am doing a live stream performance on February 16. I plan on doing more of them as well as putting out more singles and performing shows after things get back to normal.

Is there anything else you want the public to know?

Please stream my EP Futurebound on all platforms!

For more information, go to www.violetdusk.com

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Mike Cobb is a musician and writer based in Norfolk and has published articles in The NYC Jazz Record, The NY Press, NJ Starz, The Red Hook Star Review, Shindig!, Ugly Things, Ruta 66, Mondo Sonoro, Elmore, The Indypendent, The Lakeville Journal, and more. http://mc-obb.com