Talking Violet have the unique ability to transport the listener into a state akin to a waking dream with their music. Landing somewhere in the middle of dream pop, emo and shoegaze, the Ontario quartet achieve a mature and informed sound with their latest single “Indigo,” the follow-up to 2018’s Round Dreams EP.
Leading with spacious, hazy chords and singer Jill Goyeau’s floaty vocals and immersing the listener in a subtle but driving performance from the bassist and drummer, “Indigo” feels as haunting as it does invitingly familiar. Nineties alternative is a clear influence here, the song channels shades of Slowdive, Mazzy Star, Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine. The production on the track is huge – making the most of the bands ability to create a lush wall of sound without washing away the harder edged emo and punk influence. The group is a true “best of both worlds” type act that would make sense supporting any of the legends of the genre, or more modern bands like Turnover or Tigers Jaw (who they were scheduled to support pre-COVID19).