Self-proclaimed “Norwegian pop-witch” Moyka has returned with yet another staggering single taken from her forthcoming EP ‘Spaces’, the exuberant, booming electro break up anthem ‘Violet’.
Written about the final feeling of acceptance after a break up, ‘Violet’ completes the arc established by previous two singles ‘Spaces’ and ‘Backwards’ in which Moyka ponders on the thought of not being able to move on.
Although laced with an underlying sense of sadness, there’s a powerful feeling of euphoria that grows and runs throughout ‘Violet’, unleashed with the first of many soaring choruses in which you feel compelled to join Moyka in singing “This is not who we thought we would be” from the top of your lungs.
“It’s just emotion,” Moyka reflects. “And it’s okay to still have good feelings about someone – good energy and emotion.” It’s an energetic, but sad love song perfect for both parties/alone time.
In 2019 Monika Engeseth emerged as an original artist, strong-minded and with deep songs on her debut EP Circles. The 23 year-old’s robust, synth-driven pop was full of strong but abstract feeling: co-written and co-produced with Eirik Hella, her songs plumbed the depths of the young adult mind without sentimentality. She explored what it’s like to be at a difficult age with an underlying sense of steely self-confidence. “I wanted to create a mystical universe,” she said, “where people could feel at home.”
Listen to Moyka’s ‘Violet’ below. Her second EP ‘Spaces’ will be released later this year.