Canadian duo Violentene has a new song and video out called “Delusions.” It’s the first track featuring the project’s new vocalist MVRIJO.
“Delusions” is an upbeat, retro-sounding sparkler that combines elements of synthpop and darkwave. The chorus features a catchy hook that’s a nice showcase for MVRIJO’s dreamy voice.
The song will appear on Violentene’s forthcoming EP, Otherworld, which will be released on October 8. The band says:
Otherworld marks a turning point from our shoegaze past into more synthetic/beat driven territory while retaining the original aesthetic and emphasis on ’80s synth textures and melancholic sweetness. Drawing on past new wave/synthwave and dreampop sonics, the new EP pulls at the heartstrings but remains highly danceable!
Violentene was formed in 2017 by Ottawa musician Roland M. and New York City singer Dani Mari. After releasing two successful EPs, Denial and Phantom Youth, Dani left the project in 2019, and MVRIJO stepped in on vocals.