ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: TESSA VIOLET

 

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Growing up an only child in a small town in Oregon, Tessa Violet always had a deep desire to create authentic connections with people. YouTube was the first platform which allowed her to foster those connections; as she grew up, and the platform evolved, it became a place for many budding musicians to flock. Now based in L.A.,

Tessa, an independent artist blazing a path of her own, released her debut album Bad Ideas fall 2019, rounding out a breakout year for the rising artist. The sole songwriter on all but one of the album’s tracks, the project received Spotify’s Times Square billboard with hit single “Crush” amassing 200 million+ aggregate streams alone and seeing support from the likes of Billboard, MTV News, and The FADER.

On the live side, Tessa spent 2019 cutting her teeth on the road and establishing herself as a captivating, fearless frontwoman. Catapulting her otherwise spunky, eclectic recordings to an intoxicating new level of raw, unabashed rock, Tessa and her shredding live band sold out headline tours in the U.S. and Europe, joined AJR, COIN, and Misterwives on direct support tours, and played her festival debut at Lollapalooza.

She recently broke 500K followers on Spotify, and her livestream show ‘Bad Ideas: The Experience’ out May 2021 increased ticket capacities due to demand. Her last few releases were “Smoke Signals” with Cavetown, fan-favorite off the album “Bored” featuring MisterWives, “Words Ain’t Enough” with Chloe Moriondo, and her latest collaboration “Games” released with lovelytheband.

In addition to her recent releases, Tessa’s album track “Wishful Drinking” has exploded on Tik Tok. Since then, she has gained over 600k followers and her trend has been repeated by the likes of Jessica Alba, among others.