Violetta – Nervous Tendencies

Violetta - Nervous TendenciesWith "Nervous Tendencies", "Violetta" deliv­ers a haunt­ing track that fits seam­lessly into the world of synth pop, but with a notice­ably dark­er and more ser­i­ous under­tone that pushes the bound­ar­ies of elec­tro rock. The USA-based band man­ages to cre­ate an atmo­sphere that sounds both nos­tal­gic and fresh and innov­at­ive. This song is a prime example of how tra­di­tion­al ele­ments of the genre can be fused with mod­ern sounds.

The intro of the song imme­di­ately cap­tiv­ates the listen­er, thanks to the "nice dirty" syn­thes­isers that provide a clear and crisp sound­scape. "Violetta" demon­strates an excel­lent sense of bal­ance between syn­thet­ic and organ­ic sounds, with the inter­woven gui­tar sounds in par­tic­u­lar fit­ting per­fectly into the over­all pic­ture, des­pite my ini­tial scep­ti­cism. This skil­ful mix­ture is remin­is­cent of the works of "Depeche Mode", espe­cially tracks such as "Useless" and "Barrel Of A Gun", and thus rep­res­ents a bridge between dif­fer­ent styles of elec­tron­ic music in com­bin­a­tion with rock elements.

Fans of artists such as New Order, Boy Harsher, Nuovo Testamento, Sisters of Mercy, Empty Streets oder Soft Faith will find much that is famil­i­ar in "Nervous Tendencies", but will also be sur­prised at how fresh and dif­fer­ent the approaches are real­ised here. "Violetta" is there­fore one of a num­ber of bands that not only repro­duce synth pop, but act­ively devel­op it fur­ther and put their own unmis­tak­able stamp on it.

This song is part of our Spotify playl­ist ‘New Synth Pop Songs 2024‘. The playl­ist is updated con­tinu­ously. Follow this playl­ist now and don’t miss any of the latest synth pop hits in 2024.

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Lyrics of "Violetta – Nervous Tendencies"

Slowly trudge through city streets
Daylight bleeds as shad­ows fall
Feeling trapped in an hour glass
Hoping this will end it all
The sand pours slowly in her tomb
Peculiar people look away
Silica slips under the skin
Will she make it home today

A sense of danger
That nev­er comes
Troubles thoughts
The mind still runs
An unnerv­ing propriety
Weak and tired
Breathe rapidly

Grotesque fig­ures line the street
Ashes dance into the night
Off cigar­ettes just as cheap
As the ghouls in drunk delight
Grim gaze of gos­samer girls
Snuffed out the dimin­ished light
In sequined dress and string of pearls
They all stumble home tonight

A sense of danger
That nev­er comes
Troubles thoughts
The mind still runs
An unnerv­ing propriety
Weak and tired
Breathe rapidly

Violetta about "Nervous Tendencies"

"Nervous Tendencies" is a cap­tiv­at­ing song that immerses listen­ers in the atmo­spher­ic world of a late-night drive, with a hyp­not­ic beat and dan­cing melody. It vividly cap­tures the feel­ing of urb­an ten­sion, blend­ing new-wave inspir­a­tion with a con­tem­por­ary edge. It res­on­ates uni­ver­sally, offer­ing an emo­tion­al out­let for those seek­ing escape from mod­ern pres­sures. Despite an under­ly­ing ten­sion, the song remains dance­able, encour­aging listen­ers to con­front intrus­ive thoughts and find solace in a dark club setting.

"The song star­ted as a 20-second loop that I came up with and brought to the band in that raw form. From there, we built upon that idea togeth­er in just one night. This was one of the first three songs we wrote for this pro­ject, and it didn’t feel right until months later, we decided to speed it up a touch. That led us to sim­pli­fy the over­all struc­ture and com­pletely re-track the vocals, at which point the song finally fell into place." – Wyatt Oberholzer

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