VA Violet rang up our Goldmine Sacks offices to present us with their new single “Take Me” that shakes the listener to their core while crashing the greatest highs smack-down onto the unforgiving asphalt ground. Like something dreamt up by Greg Dulli and other sentimentally inclined artists that draw upon the memories, hopes & dreams of the heart; VA illustrates that sinking feeling in a way where every instrumental-utterance is an effect poised to provide the weight of a depressant pushing down with the magnitude heard in the song’s echo & earnest harmonies.
“Take Me” begins with chords laid upon understated mechanical rhythms that allude toward the most guarded sections of the heart & soul. The slow burning track flickers like a lonely campfire or the gas-powered flames & eternal embers that glow from a fabricated fireplace as VA Violet focuses much of the song on the spaces between lyrics & empty echoes that connect chords & percussion sequences. “Time, moves so slowly in your mind,” begins the song as we witness the scales & balances that comprise the clocks that govern our lives, “and weights drag me down again…” The moody & maudlin arrangement creates those low flying moments of solitude where reminiscing & reckoning are spent mulling over rehearsed conversations & discontinuities of the past during those late evening/early morning hours where one feels alone with their sentiments & streams of unrelenting thoughts & emotions. VA Violet presented us with the following exclusive introduction to the new single with the following reflections:
“Take Me” was inspired by darker tones that I was able to draw out on the guitar and bass. When I was writing and recording “Take Me”, the darker tones drew out a lot of the lyrics/thoughts I associated with the sound that was captured in the recording. I wasn’t necessarily looking for a certain sound that I wanted to find, but the mind set that I went into recording the song seemed to really reflect the mood of what type of songwriting I wanted to capture.