The word ‘cinematic’ is too frequently used to describe music with all the evocative power of a tax demand. Violet Skies’ music, on the other hand, is too widescreen, sensuous and evocative to be contained by the word. As Violet Skies herself puts it: “My sound balances a love for artists I grew up with, such as Joni Mitchell, Sting and Paul Simon, and the soundscapes of James Blake and Massive Attack.”
Violet Skies is from Chepstow in Gwent. Since her debut single and EP release, dragons, she’s played Glastonbury BBC Introducing Stage, a headline London show, opened for Grammy Award winners A Great Big World and played a BBC Showcase at The Great Escape 2015.
In 2016 she represented BBC Radio 1 as one of two artists selected for their showcase at Eurosonic, and early Spring see her release her 2nd EP. Her latest single, released in early January, is the synth-heavy, vocal ballad, ‘One Day, Three Autumns‘.