Our name Violet Blend combines our origins and our passion for exploration. Violet is the color that represents our city, Florence, Italy, our traditions and our background, the place we call home and that make us feel safe. It’s also the color of creativity and it’s the combination of two opposites, a cold and a warm color, like two sides of a coin. Blend suggests our need to go further, to go over the limits and the safe places, the pleasure to mix and therefore to blend concepts, styles, experiences, forms and genres in our music, the desire to be a person with million different faces.
We describe our music as a kaleidoscopic world of different influences, musical genres, forms and styles in our music. We always try to paint a musical discourse of clear sonic eloquence with the right expressive power to describe and dissect feelings. The sound system, enhanced by the frequent dynamic and rhythmic leaps, leads along a tortuous path of feelings and confessions, under the guidance of the vocal melody which leads the listener towards heterogeneous atmospheres. I can say that the base of our music is rock, but you can hear echoes of classical forms, jazz chords, metal riffs and punk attitudes, it combines different musical genres and unravels between them. I listen to everything and I’m influenced by everything. I have two college degrees in musicology, I’ve studied different instruments (saxophone, piano, guitar) and different genres, I’ve been playing classical music since I was a kid and this resonates when I write songs. Every time I listen to music I learn a new technique, a new way of communicating and I translate it according to my sensitivity. I started with classical music, then went from gothic metal to grunge over the years, the drummer Michel Agostini loves classic metal and art rock, the bassist Ferruccio Baroni is into prog music, we arrange songs together, so all our different backgrounds and tastes shape the songs. Our songs may seem simply catchy, but an attentive ear will discover many harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, dissonant and semantic nuances. There are so many elements that blend and play hide and seek in our music, each song is conceived as a puzzle in which every instrument, every sound effect, every word and every atmosphere must fit perfectly serving the general meaning. We want our music to reflect and represent who we are.