Violet and the Undercurrents operates, in many ways, on both sides of a political divide. “Whenever I write more socially conscious songs,” says singer/songwriter Violet Vonder Haar, “I like to write in the space that, wherever you are on the political spectrum, you can still take something from it. I don’t want to offend people – what I want to do is move people and inspire people to think and feel deeper.”
Operating primarily out of Columbia, Missouri, and playing shows in towns both rural and urban, Violet and the Undercurrents have had plenty of opportunities to perform for enormously varied demographics. However, it seems that no matter where their audience lies on the political spectrum, some songs resonate with everyone.
The Captain is one of them. A two-part masterwork that details a conversation between a sea captain and a group of sirens, Violet and the Undercurrents offer desolate, organic reconciliations of fable and reality. Building in catchy refrains and rumbling, gutty guitar lines, the band offers their finest work to a divided country and a constantly evolving world.